NYPL 346 (P122884)

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 053 (& NYPLC 109 ?)

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

48.0 × 39.0 × 19.0

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 5(u) 4(asz) sze gur lugal
2. i3-dub a-sza3 a-bi?-dab5-ba
3. 3(asz) 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 gur
4. i3-dub a-sza3 igi-{gesz}kiri6
5. 1(u) 4(asz) gur
6. i3-dub a-sza3 ad-da
7. sze sanga {d}nansze
8. 1(gesz2) 4(u) 3(barig) gur
9. i3-dub a-sza3 lugal-mu10-us2-sa2
reverse
1. 6(asz) gur i3-dub la-za-wi-ta
2. sze-bi 2(gesz2) 5(u) 7(asz) 3(barig) 1(ban2) sze gur
3. sze-numun-sze3
4. ki ur-{d}nansze-ta
5. nimgir-an-ne2-zu
6. szu ba-ti
7. mu us2-sa ki-masz{ki} ba-hul mu us2-sa-bi
envelope
obverse
1. 5(u) 4(asz) sze gur lugal
2. i3-dub a-sza3 a-GAN2-x-a
3. 3(asz) 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 i3-dub igi {gesz}kiri6
4. 1(u) 4(asz) gur i3-dub a-sza3 a-ad-da
5. 1(gesz2) 4(u) 3(barig) gur i3-dub a-sza3 lugal-mu10-us2-sa2 sze-numun
6. 6(asz) gur i3-dub a-sza3 la-za-wi-[ta]
  1 line blank
7. sze-bi 2(gesz2) 5(u) 7(asz) 3(barig) 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 gur
8. sze-numun-sze3 ki ur-{d}nansze-ta
reverse
1. kiszib3 nimgir-an-ne2-zu
  blank space
2. mu us2-sa ki-masz{ki} ba-hul mu us2-sa-bi
seal 1
1. nimgir-an-ne2-zu
2. dub-sar
3. dumu lugal-iri?-da

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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): 48.0 high × 39.0 wide × 19.0 thick
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 053 (& NYPLC 109 ?)
  • Accession No.: Eames Bab 13 = Draper 13A+B ?

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
  • Elevation:
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šulgi.48.00.00 (us2-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 003958 (composite) (P456668) Girsu (mod. Tello) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 346 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122884.

NYPL 346 artifact entry (No. P122884). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122884

NYPL 346 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122884 (Accessed: February 3, 2023).

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  • note = {[Online; accessed 2023-02-03]},
  • year = {2001},
  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 346 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122884},
}

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