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Cuneiform Collection – SMM 7
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According to this tablet, Dada the swineherd was responsible for harvesting three acres planted in barley, located within a tract of arable land in the area of Umma which was called "Field of the Ash-Trees."** Lugal-emae, son of Lugal-kugani, sealed this and many other tablets concerning agricultural work.†
* Measurements of seal impression:
** Attestations of this tract are collected in G. Pettinato, Untersuchungen zur neusumerischen Landwirtschaft I (Napoli: Instituto Orientale di Napoli, 1967), Part 2, no. 567, pp. 81-3; identification of gišma-nu as the Syrian ash courtesy M. Civil, personal communication.
† See the list under seal no. 442.1 in R. Mayr's catalogue, Seal Impressions of Ur III Umma, pp. 345-7.