BM Messenger 247 (P107126)

Administrative tag excavated in Girsu (mod. Tello), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 020407

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Girsu (mod. Tello)

Artifact Type

Tag

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (pisan-dub-ba)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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object tag
obverse
1. pisan-dub-ba
 en: Basket-of-tablets:
2. nig2-ka9-ak
 en: accounts of
3. lu2-{d}nin-gir2-su dumu i3-kal-la
 en: Lu-Ningirsu, son of Ikalla,
4. ur-{d}nin-gir2-su dumu ur-{d}ba-ba6
 en: Ur-Ningirsu, son of Ur-Baba,
5. a-tu
 en: Atu,
reverse
1. {d}utu-bar-ra dumu a-mu
 en: Utu-bara, son of Amu,
2. lu2-bi-mu
 en: Lubimu,
3. a-gi4
 en: Agi
4. ur-e2-gal
 en: Ur-egal,
5. ur-gu2-en-na
 en: Ur-guena,
6. al-la-di-mu
 en: Alla-dimu
7. ur-{d}ba-ba6 dumu ur-{d}nansze
 en: Ur-Baba, son of Ur-Nanše,
8. ARAD2-{d}ba-ba6 dumu lugal-sa6-ga
 en: ARAD-Baba, son of Lugalsaga,
9. mu gu-za {d}en-lil2-la2 ba-dim2
 en: year: “The chair of Enlil was fashioned.”

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Consult word list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tag
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: BM Messenger, 247

    [Sigrist1990MessengerTexts] Sigrist, Marcel. 1990. Messenger Texts from the British Museum. Potomac, Maryland: Capital Decisions Limited.

    Accessioned in the BM: 95-10-17,447


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  • Museum No.: BM 020407
  • Accession No.: 1895-10-17, 0447

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.03.00.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-08-19 at 13:27:14 Rattenborg, Rune artifact Rattenborg, Rune; Smidt, Gustav Ryberg Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-19 at 09:57:24 Pagé-Perron, Émilie artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2017-02-26 at 13:24:00 Englund, Robert K. atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2016-12-15 at 17:01:47 Englund, Robert K. atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2015-05-06 at 08:17:03 CDLI atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2015-03-13 at 12:42:07 Englund, Robert K. atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 13:26:46 Englund, Robert K. atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-05-02 at 14:10:16 Englund, Robert K. atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2006-10-12 at 12:17:29 CDLI atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2001-12-20 at 00:00:00 CDLI artifact Ajango, Kelsey M.; Aupperle, Eric; Cripps, Eric L.; Dahl, Jacob L.; Englund, Robert K.; Foxvog, Daniel A.; Freedman, Sally M.; Galador, Louis; Guerra, Dylan; Heinle, Michael; Hilgert, Markus; Jones, Jillian; Lafont, Bertrand; Molina, Manuel; Reid, Nicholas; Reynolds, Kathryn R.; Santoïemma, Loïc CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“BM Messenger 247 Artifact Entry.” (2001) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107126.
BM Messenger 247 artifact entry (No. P107126). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107126 (Original work published 2001)
BM Messenger 247 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107126 (Accessed: September 22, 2023).
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	title = {BM {Messenger} 247 artifact entry},
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}

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