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HOUSE WITH FREE SLAVE Sumerian Cuneiform Tablet 2550 BC ancient replica For Sale

HOUSE WITH FREE SLAVE Sumerian Cuneiform Tablet 2550 BC ancient replica


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HOUSE WITH FREE SLAVE Sumerian Cuneiform Tablet 2550 BC ancient replica:
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"House with Free Slave" 2550 BC Pre-Sargonic Tablet Stone tablet, quartzite-limestone composite, 3 x 3 inches (7.5 x 7.5 cm), half inch thickness (15 mm), on 6 x 4 inch acrylic mount, with display stand, description & Sumerian transliteration. Louvre Museum replica Sumerian tablet from the period of King Shurrupak 2550 BC describing the transaction of a house and land (one and a half "SAR" approx 54 square meters) which includes a free male slave. Well preserved example of Early Dynastic Sumerian Cuneiform soon after it's emergence from the pictographic construction of the early Archaic Period into a sophisticated phonetic shorthand capable of recording the spoken sound of any tongue. Some of the original pictograms are still visible, offering some insight into how constructions of Cuneiform characters evolved over time. Sumerian kings regularly dispatched their soldiers to plunder the surrounding hill country to acquire slaves. Thus, the Sumerian name for slaves was Kur-Lu or Kur-Manus, meaning "mountain man" or "mountain girl." Needless to say, most slaves were "employed" chiefly as domestics and concubines. Much valued in a pre-industrial society, they were well looked after and generally had a better life then where they came from. They were protected from ill-treatment by law, included in land sales and often able to earn their freedom. Sumerian Transliteration: Obverse, Column 1: 1. 1(asz*c) 1/2(disz*c) sar e2 2. 1(asz*c) sag us2 3. sag-du tuku 4. a-ba-mu-da-ni-e 5. dalla 6. su6-mu2 Column 2: 1. i3-na-ba 2. 1(asz*c) a-tu 3. mun ur4 4. 1(asz*c) nin-ra 5. dam 6. lu2-dingir-mah 7. nagar 8. 1(asz*c) nin-igi-il2 Column 3: 1. dam 2. be6-li2-li2 3. 1(asz*c) nin-an-na-tum2 4. dam 5. di-utu 6. nagar 7. 1(asz*c) nin-mu-nu-na-tum2 Column 4: 1. geme2 2. {d}sud3 3. 1(asz*c) si-dur 4. sza3-zu 5. lu2-ki-ka 6. ki-nu2 7. di-abzu-ta Reverse 1: Bala (the scribe) 2. UR-{d}nin-PA Early Dynastic Sumerian Tablet Early Dynastic Sumerian Tablet

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HOUSE WITH FREE SLAVE
2550 BC Early Sumerian Tablet


Stone tablet, quartzite-limestone composite, 3 x 3 inches (7.5 x 7.5 cm), half inch thickness (15 mm), with display stand, description & Sumerian transliteration.

Louvre Museum replica of a well preserved baked clay Sumerian tablet from the period of Sumerian King Shurrupak 2550 BC describing the transaction of a house and land (one and a half "SAR" approx 54 square meters) which includes a free slave.


Sumerian kings regularly dispatched soldiers to plunder the surrounding hill country for slaves. Thus, the Sumerian name for slaves was Kur-Lu or Kur-Manus, meaning "mountain man" or "mountain girl." Needless to say, most slaves were employedchiefly as domestics and concubines. Highly valued in a pre-industrial society, they were well looked after and generally had a better life then living rough in the hills. They were protected from ill-treatment by law, included in land sales and often able to earn their freedom.

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