NYPL 265 (P122803)

Administrative tablet & envelope 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 406

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Girsu (mod. Tello)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

33.0 × 30.0 × 15.0

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 1(u) 3(disz) sze
2. sig4-bi 7(disz) 1/3(disz) sar nig2-sig4 du2-de3
3. ki lugal-pa-e3 lugal-engar
reverse
1. szu ba-ti
  some text moved to next line
2. iti! sze-sag11-ku5
3. mu sza-asz2-ru{ki} ba!-hul
envelope
obverse
1. 1(u) 3(disz) sze#
2. sig4-bi 7(disz) 1/3(disz) sar
3. nig2-sig4 du2-de3#
4. ki lugal-pa-e3#
5. lugal-engar#
6. szu ba-ti#
reverse
1. iti# sze-sag11-[ku5]
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  seal impression
2. mu sza-asz2-ru ba-hul
seal 1
1. lugal-engar
2. dumu ur-{gesz}gigir

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): 33.0 high × 30.0 wide × 15.0 thick
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 406
  • Accession No.: Eames P06

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.06.11.00
  • Alternative Years:
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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 003433 (composite) (P456143) Girsu (mod. Tello) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 265 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122803.

NYPL 265 artifact entry (No. P122803). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122803

NYPL 265 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122803 (Accessed: February 3, 2023).

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  • note = {[Online; accessed 2023-02-03]},
  • year = {2001},
  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 265 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122803},
}

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