NYPL 257 (P122795)

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 392

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

57.0 × 46.0 × 20.0

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 1(disz) gu4-gesz su-su engar
2. ha-an-da engar
3. 1(disz) gu4-gesz su-su engar
4. ur-{d}nin-a-zu engar
5. 1(disz) dur3-gesz su-su lugal-e2-mah-e nu-su
6. 1(disz) dur3-gesz su-su lu2-eb-gal nu-su
7. 1(disz) dur3-gesz u2-gu de2-a su-su lu2-eb-gal
reverse
1. nigar{gar}-ki-du10 engar
2. 1(disz) gu4-gesz su-su {d}utu-bar-ra
3. 1(disz) gu4-gesz su-su engar
4. 1(disz) gu4-gesz su-su ur-ab-zu
5. dingir-mu engar
6. gu4 ansze su-su engar-e-ne
7. kiszib3 lugal-e2-mah-e nu-banda3-gu4
8. mu us2-sa ma2 {d}en-ki-ka ba-ab-du8
seal 1
1. lu2-[dingir]-ra#
2. dub-sar
3. dumu lugal-e2-mah-[e]
  (reading from BDTNS)

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): 57.0 high × 46.0 wide × 20.0 thick
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 392
  • Accession No.: Eames O28

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šū-Suen.03.00.00 (us2 year)
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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 000188 (composite) (P430287) Umma (mod. Tell Jokha) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) Amar-Suen.08.00.00, Ibbi-Suen.03.07.00

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 257 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122795.

NYPL 257 artifact entry (No. P122795). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122795

NYPL 257 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122795 (Accessed: February 1, 2023).

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  • note = {[Online; accessed 2023-02-01]},
  • year = {2001},
  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 257 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122795},
}

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