NYPL 003 (P122539)

Administrative tablet excavated in Umma (mod. Tell Jokha), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in New York Public Library, New York, New York, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

New York Public Library, New York, New York, USA

Museum Number

NYPLC 036

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (messenger text)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

27.0 × 25.0 × 11.0

tablet
obverse
1. 5(disz) <sila3> kasz! 3(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
2. lu2-giri17-zal
3. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
4. gu-za-ni
5. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
6. u4?-la-ni
7. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
8. lugal-si-NE?
9. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
10. szar-ru-ba-ni
11. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
12. ar-szi-ah
13. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 [2(disz) gin2 naga]
14. a-a-kal-<la> ARAD2 ni-i-ti-a
reverse
1. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
2. ur-{d}szul-pa-e3
3. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
4. dingir-ba-ni
5. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
6. ba-a-a
7. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
8. puzur4-ma-ma
9. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
10. da-da-a
11. 3(ban2) kasz 1(disz) kasz dida du 2(ban2) siki! udu! niga 1/2(disz) sila3 i3
12. bu3-la-al
13. szunigin 1(barig) 2(ban2) kasz 1(disz) kasz dida du 2(ban2) szunigin 3(ban2) 1(disz) sila3 ninda x x sze
14. szunigin 1(disz) sila3 szum2 szunigin 1(disz) sila3 6(disz) gin2 i3
15. szunigin 1/3(disz) sila3 4(disz) gin2 naga
16. u4 9(disz)-kam
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17. iti {d}dumu-zi
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18. mu si-ma-num2{ki} ba-hul

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
  • Measurements (mm): 27.0 high × 25.0 wide × 11.0 thick
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 036
  • Accession No.: Eames A03

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šū-Suen.03.12.09
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  • Accounting Period: 0

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 003 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122539.

NYPL 003 artifact entry (No. P122539). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122539

NYPL 003 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122539 (Accessed: February 4, 2023).

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  • note = {[Online; accessed 2023-02-04]},
  • year = {2001},
  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 003 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122539},
}

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