NYPL 278 (P122816)

Administrative tablet & envelope excavated in Puzriš-Dagan (mod. Drehem), 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 434

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Puzriš-Dagan (mod. Drehem)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

44.0 × 39.0 × 28.0

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 2(gesz2) 4(u) la2 1(disz@t) ad7 gu4
2. 2(u) 5(disz) ad7 amar
3. 3(u) 1(disz) ad7 amar ga
4. 2(gesz'u) 3(gesz2) 5(disz) ad7 udu masz2 hi-a
5. 1(u) 6(disz) ad7 masz2 sila4 hi-a
reverse
1. ki na-ra-am-i3-li2-ta
2. mu-kux(DU)
3. be-li2-a-ri2-ik
4. u3 ur-nigar{gar}-ke4
5. szu ba-an-ti-esz2
6. iti sze-sag11-ku5
7. mu sza-asz-ru{ki} ba-hul
envelope
obverse
1. 2(gesz2) 4(u) la2 1(disz@t) ad7 gu4
2. 2(u) 5(disz) ad7 amar
3. 3(u) 1(disz) ad7 amar ga
4. 2(gesz'u) 3(gesz2) 5(disz) ad7 udu masz2 hi-a
5. 1(u) 6(disz) ad7 masz2 sila4 hi-a
6. ki na-ra-am-i3-li2-ta
7. mu-kux(DU)
reverse
1. [be]-li2-a-ri2-ik
2. u3# kiszib3 ur-nigar{gar}-ke4
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3. [iti] sze-sag11-ku5
5. [mu] sza#-asz-ru#{ki#} [ba-hul]
seal 1
column 1
1. {d}szul-gi
2. nita kal-ga
3. lugal uri5{ki}-ma
column 2
1. ur-nigar{gar}
2. dumu ti-ru
3. muhaldim ARAD2-zu
seal 2
column 1
1. {d}szul-gi
2. nita kal-ga
3. lugal uri5{ki}-ma
4. lugal an-ub-da limmu2-ba
column 2
1. be-li2-a-ri-ik
2. sagi
3. ARAD2-zu

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  • Artifact type: Tablet & envelope
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 44.0 high × 39.0 wide × 28.0 thick
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 434
  • Accession No.: Eames S05

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

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 000058 (composite) (P430159) Puzriš-Dagan (mod. Drehem) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) Šulgi.42.12.00
CDLI Seals 000481 (composite) (P430577) Puzriš-Dagan (mod. Drehem) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) Šulgi.42.12.00, Amar-Suen.01.12.18

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 278 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122816.

NYPL 278 artifact entry (No. P122816). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122816

NYPL 278 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122816 (Accessed: February 8, 2023).

@misc{2001NYPL,
  • note = {[Online; accessed 2023-02-08]},
  • year = {2001},
  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 278 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122816},
}

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