The Votives Project is a network of people from different backgrounds who study, create or use votive offerings or other related ways of communicating with the divine. It aims to facilitate dialogue between academic disciplines, and between academics and religious ‘practitioners’, and in doing so to develop rich cross-cultural and multi-period understandings of votive material and contexts.
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Emma-Jayne Graham and Jessica Hughes, The Votives Project Network Co-ordinators.
The present tablet, copied by [Iqīšāya son of Ištar-šumu-ēreš], of the Ekurzakir family, is according to its rubric a ṣâtu-commentary on a tablet whose incipit is šumma amēlu ana sinništīšu libbašu inaššīšū-ma, “If a man has desire f