NYPL 347 (P122885)

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 054 (& NYPLC 110 ?)

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

40.0 × 33.0 × 17.0

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 2(u) gurusz 1(barig) sze lugal-ta
2. ugula ur-{d}esz3-du10-nun
3. 2(u) sza3-gu4 1(barig)-ta
4. ugula ze2-na nu-banda3-gu4
5. sze-bi 8(asz) gur
6. sze ur5-ra
reverse
1. i3-dub a-sza3 i3-gal2-ta
2. ki sanga {d}nin-mar{ki}-ta
3. kiszib3 ze2-na nu-banda3-gu4 ib2-ra
4. iti mu-szu-du7
5. mu amar-{d}suen lugal
envelope
obverse
1. 2(u) erin2 1(barig) sze lugal-ta
2. ugula ur-{d}esz3-du10-nun
3. 2(u) sza3-gu4 1(barig)-ta
4. sze-bi 8(asz) gur
5. e2 {d}inanna-me
6. i3-dub a-sza3 i3-gal2
reverse
1. ki sanga {d}nin-mar{ki}
2. kiszib3 ze2-na nu-banda3-gu4
3. iti mu-szu-du7
4. mu {d}amar-{d}suen lugal
seal 1
1. ze2-na
2. nu-banda3-gu4
3. dumu u-bar

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  • Artifact type: Tablet & envelope
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 40.0 high × 33.0 wide × 17.0 thick
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  • Condition Description:
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 054 (& NYPLC 110 ?)
  • Accession No.: Eames Bab 14 = Draper 14A+B ?

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
  • Elevation:
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.01.09.00
  • 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 005529 (composite) (P458239) Girsu (mod. Tello) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 347 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122885.

NYPL 347 artifact entry (No. P122885). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122885

NYPL 347 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122885 (Accessed: February 3, 2023).

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  • year = {2001},
  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 347 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122885},
}

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