MVN 12, 406 (P116668)

Administrative tablet & envelope 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 017800

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Girsu (mod. Tello)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

-

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. [x] 9(asz) sze gur lugal
2. [a]-ra2 1(disz)-kam
3. 5(gesz2) 4(u) 3(asz)# 4(barig) 4(ban2) gur
4. [a]-ra2 2(disz)-kam
5. giri3# ur-{gesz}gigir
6. 5(gesz2) 5(u)# gur
7. [giri3] ur-{d}su4-an-na
8. [...] 3(gesz2) 3(u) 4(asz) 4(barig) gur
reverse
1. giri3 ur-{d}nansze
  blank space
2. szunigin 1(gesz'u) 8(gesz2) 3(u) 7(asz) 3(barig) 4(ban2) gur
3. ki ur-{gesz}gigir-ta
4. ur-{d}en-lil2-la2
5. szu ba-ti
6. iti ezem-{d}ba-ba6
7. mu en-mah-gal en {d}nanna ba-a-hun!(KU)
envelope
obverse
1. x 9(asz) sze gur lugal
2. a-ra2 1(disz)-kam
3. 5(gesz2) 4(u) 3(asz) 4(barig) 4(ban2) gur#
4. a-ra2 2(disz)-kam
5. giri3 ur-{gesz}gigir
6. 5(gesz2) 5(u) gur giri3 ur-[{d}su4-an-na]
7. [...] 3(gesz2) 3(u) 4(asz) 4(barig) gur
8. giri3# ur#-{d}nansze#
reverse
  broken
seal 1
1. ur-{d}en-lil2-la2
2. dub-sar
3. dumu ka-sa6 kuruszda

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
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  • Gomi, Tohru. 1982. [MVN 12 406 (Gomi1982-0)]

    primary


  • N.d. [Gomi, SNAT p. 87 (seal only) (1380349)]

    history


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  • Museum No.: BM 017800
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  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.04.08.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

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

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 004883 (composite) (P457593) Girsu (mod. Tello) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact

“MVN 12, 406 Artifact Entry.” (2001) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P116668.

MVN 12, 406 artifact entry (No. P116668). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P116668 (Original work published 2001)

MVN 12, 406 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P116668 (Accessed: February 8, 2023).

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