NYPL 186 (P122724)

Letter 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 278

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Letter

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

38.0 mm × 39.0 mm × 15.0 mm

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. lugal-a2-zi-da
 en: To Lugal-azida
2. u3-na-a-du11
 en: speak!
3. 3(gesz2) sa gi
 en: 180 bundles of reed
4. za-an-ti-ru-um
 en: to Zantirum,
5. 2(gesz2) sa gi
 en: 120 bundles of reed
reverse
1. ur#-gu-gu
 en: to Ur-gugu—
2. i3-du8-me
 en: they are doormen—
3. he2-ne2-eb2-szum2-mu
 en: may he give them.
seal 1
column 1
1. {d}amar-{d}suen
 en: Amar-Suen,
2. nita kal-ga
 en: strong man,
3. lugal uri5{ki}-ma
 en: king of Ur,
4. lugal an-ub-da limmu2-ba
 en: king of the four regions;
column 2
1. ur-{d}li9-si4
 en: Ur-Lisi,
2. ensi2
 en: governor
3. umma{ki}
 en: of Umma,
4. ARAD2-zu
 en: is your servant.

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): 38.0 high × 39.0 wide × 15.0 thick
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  • primary: NYPL, 186

    [Sauren1978NYPL] Sauren, Herbert. 1978. Les Tablettes Cunéiformes de l’époque d’Ur Des Collections de La New York Public Library. Publications de l’Institut Orientaliste de Louvain 19. Louvain-la-Neuve: Université Catholique de Louvain, Institut Orientaliste.

  • history: AOS 32 I 43,

    [sec16144] N.d.

  • history: TCS 1, 140

    [Sollberger1966TCS1] Sollberger, Edmond. 1966. The Business and Administrative Correspondence under the Kings of Ur. Texts from Cuneiform Sources 1. Locust Valley, New York: J.J. Augustin.

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  • Museum No.: NYPLC 278
  • Accession No.: Eames I43

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.--.00.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2018-08-23 at 08:56:44 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2013-03-15 at 16:35:27 Englund, Robert K. Atf Heinle, Michael CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 13:50:35 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-05-02 at 14:26:27 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2007-01-10 at 17:09:34 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2006-10-12 at 12:23:34 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 005907.5 (composite) (P534130) - -

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Cite this Artifact
“NYPL 186 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122724.
NYPL 186 artifact entry (No. P122724). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122724
NYPL 186 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122724 (Accessed: April 18, 2024).
@misc{2001NYPL,
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-18]},
	year = {2001},
	month = {dec 20},
	title = {NYPL 186 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122724},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122724},
}

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