NYPL 217 (P122755)

Administrative tablet excavated in Girsu (mod. Tello), 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 338

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Girsu (mod. Tello)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

83.0 × 48.0 × 24.0

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. [...]
2. [...] x [...]
3. 4(ban2)? 2(disz) sila3 iti [...]
4. 1(asz) 1(barig) 2(ban2) 5(disz) <sila3> ki! a2-x x [x] x x
5. 3(asz) ki ur-{d}ba-ba6 dumu 2(disz)-<kam?> ba-zi-ta
6. 1(asz) giri3 lu2-{d}nin-gir2-su dumu lugal-uszumgal
7. 1(barig) 3(ban2) ki ur-{d}ba-ba6 dumu szesz-szesz-ta
8. 2(esze3) GAN2-ta
reverse
1. szunigin 8(asz) 4(barig) 4(ban2) la2 1(disz) sila3 gur
2. sza3-bi-ta
3. 3(barig) 3(ban2) zi3 dub-dub
4. iti 1(disz)-kam iti 1(u) 3(disz)-sze3
5. sze-bi 9(asz) 3(ban2) gur
6. szunigin 9(asz) 3(ban2) gur
7. zi-ga
8. diri 5(ban2) 1(disz) sila3 sza3 numun
9. nig2-ka9-ak ur-{d}[ba-ba6] dumu sipa-da-[ri2]
10. [mu si]-mu-ru#-[um{ki} ba-hul]
seal 1
1. ur-{d}ba-ba6
2. dumu sipa-da-ri2
3. ARAD2 {d}x-x-x

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): 83.0 high × 48.0 wide × 24.0 thick
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 338
  • Accession No.: Eames M04

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Ibbi-Suen.03.00.00
  • Alternative Years: SH25 SH32 IS03
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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 002814 (composite) (P455524) Girsu (mod. Tello) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 217 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122755.

NYPL 217 artifact entry (No. P122755). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122755

NYPL 217 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122755 (Accessed: February 8, 2023).

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  • year = {2001},
  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 217 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122755},
}

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