Reading Sumerian Names, I: Ensuhkešdanna and Baba

@article{Rubio2010ReadingSN,
  title={Reading Sumerian Names, I: Ensuhke{\vs}danna and Baba},
  author={Gonzalo Rubio},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={62},
  pages={29 - 43}
}
The name of the ruler of Aratta with whom Enmerkar engages in various challenges is written en -MUS2-KES2an-na. At least two versions of the name are attested in modern scholarship: Ensuhkesdanna and Ensuhgiranna. This name contains the element MUS2-KES2, which a priori could be read either suh-kes2 (or suh-kesda) or suh gir H. As will be shown below, the evidence clearly supports a reading with kes2. Moreover, the term suhkes2 has often been understood as a kind of headgear, although a… Expand
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