A Medico-Magical Text from the Otago Tablets, Dunedin New Zealand

Peter Zilberg*, Wayne Horowitz

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Published here for the first time is the jewel of the cuneiform tablet collection of the Otago Museum in Dunedin, New Zealand. This tablet, E2014.62 preserves a rather unique exemplar of the medico-magical corpus. The obverse gives prescriptions against Lamaštu while the reverse preserves what seem to be a related ritual and accompanying incantations. The very bottom of the reverse provides a drawing of a human-type figure with a goat-like head, which we tentatively identify with "an oath with the feet of a goat".

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)175-184
Number of pages10
JournalZeitschrift fur Assyriologie und Vorderasiastische Archaeologie
Issue number2
StatePublished - 20 Dec 2016

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