Once she moved to America, this expertise led to invitations to work on the excavated seal impressions from Nuzi
and the unprovenanced seals in the Pierpont Morgan Collection in New York City.
Its restrictive effect on women is embodied in a popular saying that "In a woman lack of talent is a virtue" (nuzi
wu cai bian shi de).
tablets give ample evidence of a servant being adopted as a son who would care for the adoptive parents, give them a respectful burial, and inherit the property.
Arguments that glass production began in Mesopotamia largely rest on artifacts recovered nearly a century ago at Nuzi
, a site in what's now Iraq.
See " Woguo nuzi
daxue de lishi, xianzhuang he weilai" (Past, Present, and Future of Women's Colleges in Our Country), http://www.artx.cn/artx/jiaoyu/37697.html.
That interpretation is based on an analysis of a 3,300-year-old clay ball found at a site in Mesopotamia named Nuzi
that had 49 pebbles and a cuneiform text containing a contract commanding a shepherd to care for 49 sheep and goats.
West, The Nuzi
Tablets: Reflections on the Patriarchal Narratives, 10 Bible and Spade 68(1981).
China has a long tradition of Confucianism, which emphasizes the subordinate roles of females in the society, as illustrated by the famous saying "lack of talent is a virtue of women" (nuzi
wucai bianshi de).
The fragment which is behind Confucius' image as sexist (17:25) has known countless interpretations: ("Only nuzi
and petty people are hard to rear.
Duckweed Cloud) in the journal Nuzi
shijie [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Women's World, 1904-1905).
How embarrassing it would be if you were left behind by little women (xiao nuzi
) (a belittling label for women)!