MVN 15, 094 (P118374)

Administrative tablet excavated in Umma (mod. Tell Jokha), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Museum Number

UM 43-03-001

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (gaba-ri Account of workmen for varios jobs on a canal in the Umma district)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
column 1
1. 5(gesz2) 1(u) 9(disz) 1/2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
2. en-du8-du gi PI
3. gi!?(HAR) kesz2-ra2 dub-<la2>-{d}utu-sze3 ga6-ga2
4. 2(u) 1(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3 kab2-ku5 i7 sal4-la sahar si-ga
5. 2(u) la2 1(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3 ka-giri3 da ki-sur-ra gub-ba
6. 3(gesz2) 2(u) 2(disz) 1/2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
7. dub-la2-{d}utu sahar si-ga
8. 2(u) 6(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3 kun-zi-da dub-la2-{d}utu ku5!-ra2
9. 4(u) 8(disz) 1/2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
10. dub-la2-{d}utu-sze3 gi ga6-ga2
11. 2(gesz2) 3(u) 7(disz) 1/2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
12. zi3 ninda umma{ki}-ta kar umma{ki}-sze3 ga6-ga2
13. 3(u) 9(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
14. imgaga3 ga6-ga2
15. 1(u) 1(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3 ar-za-na ga6-ga2
16. 3(u) 4(disz) 1/2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
17. a-da gub-ba a-sza3 muru13
column 2
1. 2(gesz2) 2(u) 1/2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
2. a-da gub-ba a-sza3 i3-szum2
3. 2(gesz2) 5(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3 ma2-a kesz2-ra2
4. 2(gesz2) 3(u) 5(disz) 1/2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3 i7 gurusz-gin7-du szu-luh ak
5. 1(gesz2) 5(u) 9(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
6. a usz2-a gir13-gesz{ki} gub-ba
7. 4(u) 2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
8. {u2}gug4 SIG7-a
9. 2(u) 1(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3 en-du8-du bi2-gu7 u4!-te-na
10. 1(gesz2) 7(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3 kab2-ku5 en-du8-du sahar si-ga
11. 6(gesz2) 3(u) 3(disz) 1/2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
12. sze gurx(|SZE.KIN|)-a
13. 2(gesz2) 2(u) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
14. zar3 tab-ba szu ur3-ra
15. 2(u) 2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3 kab2-ku5 {gesz}pesz3-sal4-im-LAGAB?-a sahar si-ga
16. 5(u) 7(disz) 1/2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3 tir e2 lugal-ta gaba-ri e2-gibil-sze3 {u2}gug4 ga6-ga2
17. 5(u) 8(disz) 1/2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
18. a-da gub-ba
reverse
column 1
1. i7 {d}amar-{d}suen-ke4 gar
2. 2(gesz2) 3(u) la2 1(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
3. kun-zi-da i7 {d}amar-{d}suen-ke4 gar sahar si-ga
4. 1(u) 1(disz) 1/3(disz) sar sahar gurusz-e 7(disz) 1/2(disz) gin2-ta
5. a2-bi u4 1(gesz2) 3(u) 2/3(disz)
6. i7 gurusz-gin7-du a-sza3 {d}inanna-ka ba-al-la
7. 2(u) 1(disz) gurusz u4 2(disz)-sze3 ga2-nun-ta gu2 idigna-sze3 gi ga6-ga2 u4 1(disz)-sze3 ma2-la2-a kesz2-ra2
8. u4 2(disz)-sze3 nag-su{ki}-sze3 ma2 gid2-da
9. nag-su{ki}-ta gesz-{kusz}ummu3-sze3
10. u4 3(disz)-sze3 ma2 gid2-da
11. u4 3(disz)-sze3 adab{ki} IM mer-da ma2 da-a
12. u4 2(disz)-sze3 ma2 ba-al-la
13. u4 1(disz)-sze3 ga2-nun du3-a
14. a2-bi u4 4(gesz2) 5(u) 4(disz)-kam
15. 2(u) 1(disz) gurusz <<u4>> u4 1(u) 4(disz)-sze3
16. kar umma{ki}-ta e2-ansze tum-malx(TUR3){ki}-sze3 ma2 gid2-da ma2 diri-ga
17. u4 5(disz)-sze3 e2-ansze-ka gi du3-a
18. ur3 ba-a-ga2-ra
column 2
1. u3 e2 zi3-da-ke4 szu du11-du11-ga
2. u4 5(disz) ma2 ba-al-la u3 szu bala-a
3. a2-bi u4 8(gesz2) 2(u) 4(disz)
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4. giri3# lugal-mu-ma-ag2
5. kiszib3 lugal-igi-husz
  blank space
6. mu en eridu{ki} ba-hun
  blank space
seal 1
1. lugal-igi-husz
2. dub-sar
3. dumu ba#-sa6

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
  • Material: Clay
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  • Genre(s): Administrative (gaba-ri Account of workmen for varios jobs on a canal in the Umma district)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • primary: MVN 15, 94

    [Owen1991MVN15] Owen, David I. 1991. Neo-Sumerian Texts from American Collections. Materiali per Il Vocabolario Neosumerico 15. Roma: Multigrafica Editrice.

    Workmen for various jobs on canals in the Umma district.


  • history: JCS 24 (pp. 137-173), 172 94

    [Owen1972JCS24AmericanColl] “Neo-Sumerian Texts from American Collections, I.” 1972. Journal of Cuneiform Studies 24.

  • history: cited Steinekeller ZA 091, 033,

    [sec14866] N.d.

  • citation: CUSAS 6, p.161-175, p. 165

    [Heimpel2011boat] Heimpel, Wolfgang. 2011. “Two Unrecognized Terms in Ur III Accounts of Boat Transport.” In Garšana Studies, edited by David I. Owen, 161–75. Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology (CUSAS), Volume 6. Bethesda, Maryland: CDL Press.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: UM 43-03-001
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  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.08.00.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
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
2019-09-20 at 23:17:38 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 13:43:42 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-05-02 at 14:21:50 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2009-06-03 at 10:26:41 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2006-10-12 at 12:21:50 CDLI Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2001-12-20 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 003505.1 (composite) (P533710) - -

General Notes: -
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Cite this Artifact
“MVN 15, 094 Artifact Entry.” (2001) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P118374.
MVN 15, 094 artifact entry (No. P118374). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P118374 (Original work published 2001)
MVN 15, 094 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P118374 (Accessed: April 15, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {feb 1},
	title = {MVN 15, 094 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P118374},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P118374},
}

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