BM Messenger 256 (P107135)

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 021219

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. gurum2-ak
 en: inspections of
3. giri3-se3-ga
 en: personnel,
4. gu4-apin-la2-kam
 en: oxen of the plow,
5. ugula szesz-kal-la
 en: foreman Šeškala,
6. u3 ur-en-gal-du-du
 en: and Ur-engaldudu,
reverse
1. e2 [...]
 en: house ...,
2. i3-gal2
 en: are here.

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)

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  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: BM Messenger, 256

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

    Accessioned in the BM: 95-11-09,8


  • history: Priests & officials p.61-102, p. 72 n. 23

    [Maekawa1999temples] Maekawa, Kazuya. 1999. “The ‘Temples’ and the ‘Temple Personnel’ of Ur III Girsu-Lagash.” In Priests and Officials in the Ancient Near East. Papers of the Second Colloquium on the Ancient Near East, The City and Its Life, Held at the Middle Eastern Culture Center in Japan (Mitaka, Tokyo), edited by Kazuko Watanabe, 61–102. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter.

    transliteration


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  • Museum No.: BM 021219
  • Accession No.: 1895-11-09, 0008

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-08-19 at 13:39:11 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 08:17:06 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 12:17:30 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 256 Artifact Entry.” (2001) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107135.
BM Messenger 256 artifact entry (No. P107135). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107135 (Original work published 2001)
BM Messenger 256 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107135 (Accessed: February 25, 2024).
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	title = {BM {Messenger} 256 artifact entry},
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}

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