šu-í “Barber” and šu-í-munus “Female Barber” in the Early Dynastic Lagash Texts*

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November 11, 2013

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Fumi Karahashi, « šu-í “Barber” and šu-í-munus “Female Barber” in the Early Dynastic Lagash Texts* », REFEMA, ID : 10670/1.h9vsl2


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1.     Preliminary[1] About 23 names of barbers, both male (šu-i2) and female (šu-i2-munus), occur in the Lagash E2-MI2 corpus of the Early Dynastic period,[2] from Enentarzi year 2 through Lugalanda to the end of Urukagina lugal-year 6.[3] The organization called E2-MI2 was in charge of the three wives of the Lagash rulers around the middle of the 24th century B.C.E. Nearly 1,800 clay tablets, which were unearthed at Girsu, record various different kinds of economic activities undertaken by ...

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