MVN 12, 175 (P116437)

Administrative tablet 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 015788

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Girsu (mod. Tello)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
column 1
1. 8(gesz2) 4(u) 1(asz) 1(ban2) 2(disz) sila3 1(u) 5(disz) gin2 sze gur lugal
2. si-i3-tum
3. sze mu si-mu-ru{ki}
4. 6(asz) 3(ban2) ki ku-li-ta
5. sza3 im 2(disz)-kam
6. sza3 gir2-su{ki}
  blank space
7. szunigin 8(gesz2) 4(u) 7(asz) 4(ban2) 2(disz) sila3 1(u) 5(disz) gin2 gur
8. sza3-bi-ta
9. 1(u) 2(barig) gur
10. 3(disz) 1/2(disz) gin2 ku3-babbar
11. sze-bi 3(asz) 2(barig) 3(ban2) gur
12. giri3# ur-mes
13. [n] 5(disz) sila3 sze
14. [...]
column 2
1. 3(disz) gin2 2/3(KWU161) [x]
2. sze-bi 3(asz) 2(barig) [x gur]
3. giri3 ur-{d}lamma#
4. 1(u) 6(asz) 2(ban2) 2(disz) 2/3(disz) sila3 gur
5. giri3 ur-{d}en-ki
6. 1(asz) 2(ban2) 2(disz) sila3 gur
7. giri3 a-ab-ba
8. sza3 im 2(disz)-a-kam
9. 1(u) 3(ban2) gur
10. 1(u) 4(disz) gin2 la2 1(u) 2(disz) sze ku3
11. sze-bi 1(u) 3(asz) 4(barig) 4(ban2) gur
12. giri3 {d}ba-ba6-eb2#-gu#-ul#
13. sza3 im [x-a-kam]
14. sza3 gir2-[su{ki}]
15. 1(u) 5(asz) 1(barig) [n gur]
16. giri3 x-[...]
17. gu2 i7#? [...]
18. x x [...]
19. [...]
reverse
column 1
1. [...]
2. u3 e2 {d}[nin]-gesz#-zi-[da]
3. 4(barig) 3(ban2) 5(disz) [sila3 x gur ...] x x
4. 1(barig) x [x] sila3
5. [...] asz
6. [sza3 gu2-ab]-ba{ki}!
7. [n] 3(disz) 1/3(disz) sila3 DISZ gur [...] gin2# 1(u) 8(disz) sze [...] 3(ban2) gur
8. su-ga ugu2-a ga2-ga2
9. 1(u) 3(asz) 4(barig) 5(ban2) 4(disz) 1/3(disz) sila3 gur
10. ugu2 ur-{d}hendur-sag ba-a-gar
11. sza3 im 1(disz)-a-kam
12. sza3 gir2-su[{ki}]
column 2
1. [...]
2. e2 [...]
3. u3 e2 {d}nin-gesz-zi-da
4. 1(u) 5(asz) 1(barig) 2(ban2) 4(disz) 1/3(disz) sila3
5. ugu2-a ba-a-gar
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6. szunigin 3(u) 1(asz) 1(barig) 5(ban2) 6(disz) [n sila3 ...] gur#
7. zi-[ga]
8. la2-ia3 7(gesz2) 1(u) gur#
9. n n# 4(ban2)# 3(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 x [...] gur#
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10. nig2-ka9-ak si-i3-tum nigin-ba
11. sze mu si-mu-ru{ki}
12. ur-{d}lamma
13. ensi2
14. mu us2-sa ki-masz{ki} ba-hul

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • Museum No.: BM 015788
  • Accession No.: 1896-06-12, 0008

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šulgi.47.00.00 (us2 year)
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  • Accounting Period: 0

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Cite this Artifact

“MVN 12, 175 Artifact Entry.” (2001) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P116437.

MVN 12, 175 artifact entry (No. P116437). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P116437 (Original work published 2001)

MVN 12, 175 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P116437 (Accessed: March 24, 2023).

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