NYPL 263 (P122801)

Administrative tablet & envelope excavated in Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar), 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 402

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

48.0 × 42.0 × 20.0

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 1(gesz2) 1(u) sze gur
2. sze nig2-gur11 sukkal-mah
3. sze-ba geme2 ARAD2-da-sze3
4. ki gu-za-na-ta
5. ur-{d}ba-ba6
6. szu ba-ti
reverse
1. sza3 e2-duru5 {d}nin-hur-sag-ga2
  blank space
2. mu {d}i-bi2-{d}suen lugal uri5{ki}-ma-ke4 si-mu-ru-um#[{ki}] mu-hul
envelope
obverse
1. 1(gesz2) 1(u) sze gur
2. sze nig2-gur11 sukkal-mah
3. sze-ba geme2 ARAD2-da-[sze3]
  1 line blank
4. [ki] gu#-za-na-[ta]
5. [kiszib3 ur-{d}ba]-ba6#
reverse
1. [sza3 e2-duru5 {d}nin-hur]-sag-ga2
  blank space
2. mu {d}i-bi2-{d}suen lugal uri5{ki}-ma-ke4 si-mu-ru-um{ki} mu-hul
seal 1
column 1
1. {d}i-bi2-{d}suen
2. lugal kal-ga
3. lugal uri5{ki}-ma
4. lugal an-ub-da limmu2-ba
column 2
1. ur-{d}ba-ba6
2. dub-sar
3. dumu en-ku-li
4. ARAD2-zu

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 & envelope
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 48.0 high × 42.0 wide × 20.0 thick
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  • Condition Description:
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 402
  • Accession No.: Eames P02

  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
  • Elevation:
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Ibbi-Suen.03.00.00
  • Alternative Years: SH25 SH32 SH44
  • Date Comments:
  • Accounting Period: 0

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This artifact is impressed by the following seal(s):

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 005964 (composite) (P458674) Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 263 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122801.

NYPL 263 artifact entry (No. P122801). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122801

NYPL 263 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122801 (Accessed: February 7, 2023).

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  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 263 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122801},
}

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