NATN 258 (P120956)

Legal tablet excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), 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

CBS 09251

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Legal

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 1(esze3) 3(iku) GAN2
2. szuku lugal-inim-gi-na-ka
3. geme2-{d}suen dam-ni
4. u3 pesz2-tur-tur dumu-munus-ni
5. lugal-he2-gal2-ra
6. igi-ne-ne in-szi-gar-ru-esz2
7. szuku-ga2 dusu-bi IL2-ba-ab
8. in-na-an-du11
9. lugal-he2-gal2-e
10. mu szuku-ra-sze3 5(disz) gin2 ku3-babbar
11. geme2-{d}suen dam lugal-inim-gi-na-ra
12. u3 pesz2-tur-tur dumu-munus-a-ni-ir
reverse
1. in-na-an-szum2
2. lu2 lu2 la-ba-an-gi4-gi4-da
3. mu lugal-bi in-pa3-de3-esz2
4. 1(disz) dingir-sa6-ga nu-banda3
5. 1(disz) lu2-kal-la nu-banda3
6. 1(disz) ur-mes ugula
7. 1(disz) ur-{d}nin-urta ugula
8. 1(disz) gu-du-du
9. 1(disz) ka5-a-mu
10. 1(disz) ur-{d}szu-mah
11. 1(disz) lugal-ezem
12. 1(disz) un-sa6-ga
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13. lu2-inim-ma-bi-me
14. iti szu-numun-a u4 1(u) 8(disz) ba-zal
15. mu {d}szu-{d}suen lugal-am3
seal 1
1. geme2-{d}suen
2. dumu lugal-KU

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Consult word list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: NATN, 258

    [Owen1982NATN] Owen, David I. 1982. Neo-Sumerian Archival Texts Primarily from Nippur in the University Museum, the Oriental Institute and the Iraq Museum (NATN). Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns.

  • history: Care of the Elderly p.23-57, p. 55-56

    [Wilcke1998elderly] Wilcke, Claus. 1998. “Care of the Elderly in Mesopotamia in the Third Millennium B.C.” In The Care of the Elderly in the Ancient Near East, edited by Marten Stol and Sven P. Vleeming, 23–57. Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East, Volume 14. Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill.

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  • Museum No.: CBS 09251
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šū-Suen.01.04.18
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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
2011-07-22 at 13:47:38 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-05-02 at 14:24:27 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2006-10-12 at 12:22:52 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 002339 (composite) (P455049) Nippur (mod. Nuffar) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact
“NATN 258 Artifact Entry.” (2001) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P120956.
NATN 258 artifact entry (No. P120956). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P120956 (Original work published 2001)
NATN 258 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P120956 (Accessed: April 21, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-21]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {feb 1},
	title = {NATN 258 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P120956},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P120956},
}

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