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Sumerian, probably from Umma (modern Jokha), H. 22.4 x W. 14.7 x D. 9.5 cm
Early Dynastic I, 2900–2700 B.C.
Among the earliest written documents from Mesopotamia are records of
land sales or grants, often carved in stone with associated images,
perhaps for public display. The Sumerian inscription on this stele
records a transaction involving three fields, three houses, and some
livestock. Ushumgal, a priest of the god Shara, and his daughter are the
central figures of the transaction, but because of the archaic script,
it is not clear whether Ushumgal is buying, selling, or granting these
properties. The smaller figures along the sides very likely represent
witnesses to the transaction.
In addition to their importance to
understanding the development of writing, these early land documents
provide evidence that land could be privately owned in early
Mesopotamia, although a significant proportion was still owned by the
gods and managed by their temples. While this development is not
surprising from a modern point of view, in antiquity it represented a
momentous conceptual and cultural shift.
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