NYPL 276 (P122814)

Administrative tablet & envelope excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), 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 432

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

38.0 × 35.0 × 15.0

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 6(disz) gin2 ku3-babbar ur5
2. masz2 5(disz) gin2 1(disz) gin2
3. ki ur-{d}nanibgal
4. giri3-ni szu ba-ti
5. a2 e2-a
6. 2/3(disz) gin2 ku3 masz2 ku3-ka-ni-ta tur-<re>
reverse
1. mu 5(disz)-am3 inim-ni i3-na-szum2
2. 1(disz) lu2-{d}en-lil2-la2
3. 1(disz) szu-ku-bu-um
4. 1(disz) ha-ba-lu5-ge2
5. 1(disz) lu2-kal-la
6. 1(disz) i3-ba-lu5-e
7. 1(disz) lu2-{d}nin-szubur
8. lu2-inim-ma-me
9. sza3 ne-ne-gal
left
1. mu na-mah ba-du3
envelope
obverse
1. 6(disz) gin2# [ku3]-babbar ur5
2. masz2 5(disz)# gin2# 1(disz) gin2-ta
3. ki ur#-[{d}]nanibgal-ta
4. giri3-[ni szu ba-ti]
5. e2-[duru5 mu 3(disz)] 2(disz)-am3 dab5-de3
6. [inim-ni i3]-na-szum2
7. [a2-bi ki 1/3(disz)] gin2 ku3!
8. masz2 ku3-ga-ni-ta! tur!-dam!
reverse
1. 1(disz) lu2-{d}en-lil2-la2
2. 1(disz) szu-ku-bu-um
3. 1(disz) ha-ba-lu5-ge2
4. 1(disz) lu2-kal-la
5. 1(disz) i3-ba-lu5-e
6. 1(disz) lu2-[{d}]nin-szubur
  single ruling
7. lu2-inim-ma-me
8. mu na-mah ba-du3
seal 1
1. giri3-ni
2. dumu ur-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 & envelope
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 38.0 high × 35.0 wide × 15.0 thick
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 432
  • Accession No.: Eames S03

  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šū-Suen.06.05.00
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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 002353 (composite) (P455063) Nippur (mod. Nuffar) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 276 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122814.

NYPL 276 artifact entry (No. P122814). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122814

NYPL 276 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122814 (Accessed: February 2, 2023).

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  • note = {[Online; accessed 2023-02-02]},
  • year = {2001},
  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 276 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122814},
}

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