Cuneiform Tablet Mentioning the God of the Moon

Culture: Mesopotamia
Period: around 1800 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 4.5 cm x 4.5 cm
Price: 2 200 Euro
Ref: 6495
Provenance: From an old English collection, late 1980s.
Condition: Intact
Description: Cuneiform tablet with a five-line inscription mentioning Geštu-Sin, God of the moon. Interesting is the third line which shows two different typefaces, one drawn with a larger, the other one with a smaller stylus. It possibly is a transference for a religious dedication, namely by “Pl-Sîn, brother of…”. In line two the words “Sipa”, which means “shepherd”, as well as “Kur” for “land” is readable. This indicates that the tablet originally had an agricultural content, hence served as a contract or an agreement before it was supplemented with a dedication for the God of the moon.