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Cuneiform Texts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Volume IV

The Ebabbar Temple Archive and Other Texts from the Fourth to the First Millennium B.C.

Ira Spar, and Michael Jursa

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$135.00 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-1-57506-327-0

435 pages
9" × 12"
2017

Cuneiform Texts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Volume IV

The Ebabbar Temple Archive and Other Texts from the Fourth to the First Millennium B.C.

Ira Spar, and Michael Jursa

This long-anticipated work is the final volume of the CTMMA series and completes the publication of all the cuneiform-inscribed tablets and inscriptions (excluding those on sculptures, reliefs, and seals) in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Published are 183 texts that include 154 cuneiform tablets and tablet fragments, one inscribed clay bulla, fourteen clay cylinders, five clay prisms, and four stone inscriptions.

 

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This long-anticipated work is the final volume of the CTMMA series and completes the publication of all the cuneiform-inscribed tablets and inscriptions (excluding those on sculptures, reliefs, and seals) in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Published are 183 texts that include 154 cuneiform tablets and tablet fragments, one inscribed clay bulla, fourteen clay cylinders, five clay prisms, and four stone inscriptions.

Economic and Administrative texts are from Sippar, Babylon, Kish, Dilbat, Nippur, Drehem, Uruk, and other sites in Babylonia and ancient Iran. First millennium B.C. royal inscriptions date to the reigns of Ashurnasirpal, Sennacherib, Esarhaddon, Ashurbanipal, Nebuchadnezzar, and Nabonidus. The texts are organized in five parts: Part One contains Neo- and Late Babylonian economic and administrative tablets and fragments from the archives of the Ebabbar temple in Sippar. Part Two includes Neo- and Late Babylonian period economic and administrative tablets from Babylonia and other sites. Part Three includes Late Babylonian administrative and archival tablets from Babylon. Part Four contains royal and non-royal brick, stone, bulla, cylinder, and prism inscriptions from the second and first millennia B.C. A final section (Part Five) includes three proto-cuneiform archaic tablets and two Ur III administrative tablets.

Professors Ira Spar (Professor of Ancient Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey and Research Assyriologist at The Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Michael Jursa (University Professor of Assyriology, University of Vienna) were assisted by a team of distinguished scholars and conservators who provided valuable insights into the preparation of scholarly editions of the texts, seal impressions, and technical analysis published in this volume.

442 pages, 174 plates, including drawings of 183 texts and photographs of selected tablets

Director’s Foreword

Thomas Campbell

Acknowledgments

Preface

Ira Spar

Abbreviations

Bibliographical Abbreviations

Other Abbreviations

Symbols

Catalogue of Texts

Concordance of Tablets, Brick, Stone, Bulla, Prism and Cylinder Inscriptions

Concordance of Tablets with Seal Impressions

Concordance of Tablets with Fingernail Impressions

Concordance of Tablets with Incised Marks

Indexes

Personal Names

Ethnic and Tribal Names

Geographical Names

Divine Names

Temple and Shrine Names

Chronology

Introduction

The Ebabbar Temple Archive

Michael Jursa

Seal Impressions

Yelena Rakic

Tablets

Part One: Neo Assyrian and Neo/Late Babylonian Period

Economic and Administrative Tablets from the Archives of the Ebabbar Temple in Sippar

Michael Jursa and Ira Spar

Seal Impression Commentary

Yelena Rakic

Part Two: Neo /Late Babylonian Period

Economic and Administrative Texts from Babylonia and Other Sites

Michael Jursa and Ira Spar

Text No. 142

Matthew W. Stolper

Seal Impression Commentary

Yelena Rakic

Technical Analysis

Jean-Francois de Lapérouse

Part Three: Late Babylonian

Archival and Administrative Texts

Ronald Wallenfels

Text No. 148

Ronald Wallenfels and Robertus van der Spek

Seal Impression Commentary

Yelena Rakic

Part Four: Inscriptions of the Second and First Millennia B.C.

Text Nos. 151, 165–178

Grant Frame

Text Nos. 152–153

Matthew W. Stolper

Text Nos. 157–161

Erle V. Leichty

Seal Impression Commentary

Yelena Rakic

Technical Analysis

Jean-Francois de Lapérouse

Part Five: Addendum

Text Nos. 179–181

Robert K. Englund

Text Nos. 182–183

Uri Gabbay and Marcel Sigrist

Seal Impression Commentary

Yelena Rakic

Plates

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