BM Messenger 253 (P107132)

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 020377

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

Measurements

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object tag
obverse
1. pisan-dub-ba
 en: Basket-of-tablets:
2. dub-gid2-da
 en: long-tablets of
3. lu2-{d}ba-ba6 dumu ba-lu5
 en: Lu-Baba, son of Balu,
4. u3 lu2-gu-la
 en: and Lugula,
reverse
1. dumu ur-{d}igi-zi-bar-ra
 en: son of Ur-Igizibara,
2. i3-gal2
 en: are here;
3. mu ha-ar-szi{ki} hu-ur5-ti{ki} ba-hul
 en: year: “Ḫarsi Ḫurti were destroyed.”

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, 253

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

    Accessioned in the BM: 95-10-17,417


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  • Museum No.: BM 020377
  • Accession No.: 1895-10-17, 0417

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-08-19 at 13:32:21 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
2016-12-15 at 17:01:47 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2015-05-06 at 08:17:05 CDLI Atf CDLI 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 CDLI CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“BM Messenger 253 Artifact Entry.” (2001) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107132.
BM Messenger 253 artifact entry (No. P107132). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107132 (Original work published 2001)
BM Messenger 253 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107132 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-18]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {aug 19},
	title = {BM {Messenger} 253 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107132},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107132},
}

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