MVN 03, 219 (P113779)

Legal tablet & envelope excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Museum Number

FLP 0512

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Legal

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

-

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 3(disz) udu nig2-sa10-bi 1(disz) 1/2(disz) <gin2> 1(u) 5(disz) sze ku3-babbar
2. bu-ga-num2 dam-gar3
3. dingir-e2 u3 i-di3-lum-ra in-ne-szi-sa10
4. na-ah-szu-bala gab2-gi-bi-im
5. udu-bi udu zuh-a ba-an-kux(KWU636)
6. bu-ga-num2 u3 na-ah-szu-bala
7. ni2-zu ba-an-kux(KWU636)-re-esz2
8. 7(disz) gin2 ku3-babbar ziz2-da udu-sze3 ba-la2
9. 1(disz) 1/2(disz) gin2 1(u) 5(disz) sze ku3-babbar
reverse
1. nig2-sa10 udu-sze3 ba-la2
2. dingir-e2 u3 i-di3-lum su-su-de3
3. na-ah-szu-bala-ra ba-an-szi-kux(KWU636)-re-esz2
4. mu lugal-bi in-pa3-de3-esz2
5. 1(disz) szesz-ki-lu5-la szabra
6. 1(disz) a-ri-a kuruszda
7. 1(disz) {d}utu-an-dul3 dam-gar3
8. 1(disz) lu2-giri17-zal lunga
9. 1(disz) lu2-kal-la ku3-dim2
10. 1(disz) da-an-zi-bu ar3-ar3
11. lu2-inim-ma-bi-me-esz2
12. iti sze-sag11-ku5
  some text moved to next line
13. mu {d}amar-{d}suen lugal
envelope
obverse
1. 3(disz) udu nig2-sa10-bi 1(disz) 1/2(disz) <gin2> 1(u) 5(disz) sze ku3-babbar
2. bu-ga-num2 dam-gar3 dingir-e2 u3 i-di3-lum-ra in-ne-szi-sa10
  blank space
  seal impressions
3. na-ah-szu-bala gab2-gi-bi-im
4. udu-bi udu zuh-a ba-an-kux(KWU636)
5. bu-ga-num2 u3 na-ah-szu-bala
6. ni2-zu ba-an-kux(KWU636)-re-esz2
7. 7(disz) gin2 ku3-babbar ziz2-da udu-sze3 ba-la2
8. 1(disz) 1/2(disz) gin2 1(u) 5(disz) sze nig2-sa10 udu-sze3 ba-la2
  blank space
  seal impressions
9. dingir-e2 u3 i-di3-lum su-su-de3
10. na-ah-szu-bala-ra ba-an-szi-kux(KWU636)-re-esz2#
reverse
1. mu lugal-bi in-pa3-de3-esz2
  blank space
  seal impressions
2. 1(disz) szesz-ki-lu5-la szabra
3. 1(disz) a-ri-a kuruszda
4. 1(disz) {d}utu-an-dul3 dam-gar3
5. 1(disz) lu2-giri17-zal lunga
6. 1(disz) lu2-kal-la ku3-dim2
7. 1(disz) da-an-zi-bu ar3-ar3
  blank space
  seal impressions
8. lu2-inim-ma-bi-me-esz2
9. iti sze-sag11-ku5
10. mu {d}amar-{d}suen lugal
seal 1
1. dingir-e2
2. dumu kur-bi-la-ak
seal 2
1. i-di3-lum
2. dumu lu-lu

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: Tablet & envelope
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm):
  • Weight:
  • Artifact Preservation:
  • Condition Description:
  • Join Information:
  • Seal no.:
  • Seal information:
  • Artifact comments:


  • Owen, David I. 1975. [MVN 03 219 (Owen1975)]

    primary


  • N.d. [Westbrook, Raymond & Wilcke, Claus, AfO 25 (1974-1977) 114-115 (1379309)]

    history


  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: FLP 0512
  • Accession No.:

  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
  • Elevation:
  • Stratigraphic Level:
  • Excavation No:
  • Findspot Square:
  • Findspot Comments:

  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.01.12.00
  • Alternative Years:
  • Date Comments:
  • Accounting Period: 0

Consult this artifact as presented on the website of collections and projects:

This artifact is impressed by the following seal(s):

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 002166 (composite) (P454876) Nippur (mod. Nuffar) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) Amar-Suen.01.12.00
CDLI Seals 003009 (composite) (P455719) Nippur (mod. Nuffar) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) Amar-Suen.01.12.00

General Notes: -
CDLI Notes:

20120417 englund: cp. ITT 3, 6226, Wilcke, NABU 1990/16, Afo 25, 114-116, Steinkeller, FAOS 17, 085-086 and 330-332, Römer, BiOr 35, 189, ZATW 95, 334

Cite this Artifact

“MVN 03, 219 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P113779.

MVN 03, 219 artifact entry (No. P113779). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P113779

MVN 03, 219 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P113779 (Accessed: February 6, 2023).

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  • month = {dec 20},
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}

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