Tablets with cuneiform writing

Tavolette con scrittura cuneiforme
Ur Dynasty III, reign of Shulgi (2094-2047 B.C.); inv. MB 229: third year in the reign of king Amar-Sin (2043 B.C.)
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From southern Mesopotamia, Umma
Inv. MB 229, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348

These are administrative records in Sumerian that document the system used to collect and redistribute resources under king Shulgi. Two tablets (inv. MB 343 and 344) are marked by a seal related to the governor of Umma, Ur-Lisi. In tablet MB 343, the seal mark is accompanied by what remains of a scene in which a worshiper is led by a deity into the presence of the deified king or the god, seated on a throne.
In tablet MB 229 an administrative record in Sumerian, regarding day laborers ( gurush) employed on different types of jobs, mainly on farms. The seal imprinted on the tablet was the mark of a scribe, Ur-Shara, who worked in the central administration of Umma.

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