NYPL 281 (P122819)

Administrative tablet & envelope 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 438

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

30.0 × 26.0 × 14.0

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 2(asz) dabin gur lugal
2. 6(asz) ninda gur
3. 1(ban2) zi3 sig15
4. 5(disz) sila3 esza
5. ki ur-zu-ta
reverse
1. ur-sa6-ga
2. szu ba-ti
3. iti pa4-u2-e
4. mu us2-sa bad3 ba-du3
envelope
obverse
1. 2(asz)# dabin gur lugal
2. 6(asz) ninda zi3 ur3-ra
  blank space
3. 1(ban2) zi3 sig15
4. 5(disz) sila3 esza
reverse
1. ki ur-zu-ta
  blank space
2. ur-sa6#-[ga]
3. szu ba#-ti#
4. iti pa4-u2-e
5. mu us2-sa bad3 ma-da ba-du3
seal 1
column 1
1. lu2-banda3{da}
2. ensi2
3. iri-sa12-rig7{ki}
column 2
1. ur-sa6-ga
2. dub-sar
3. dumu da-da#
4. ARAD2-zu

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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): 30.0 high × 26.0 wide × 14.0 thick
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 438
  • Accession No.: Eames S10

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
  • Elevation:
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šulgi.38.11.00 (us2 year)
  • 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 005809 (composite) (P458519) Umma (mod. Tell Jokha) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 281 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122819.

NYPL 281 artifact entry (No. P122819). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122819

NYPL 281 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122819 (Accessed: February 1, 2023).

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  • year = {2001},
  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 281 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122819},
}

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