NYPL 356 (P122894)

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 436

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

28.0 × 29.0 × 15.0

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 1(asz) 2(barig) 3(ban2) sze gur lugal
2. sa2-du11 {d}szara2
3. iti UR-ta
4. iti pa5-u2-e-sze3
reverse
1. iti-bi iti 2(disz)-am3
2. e2 szu-tum-ta
3. ki ur-{d}li9-si4-ta
4. he2-ma-zi-zi
5. szu ba-ti
6. mu us2-sa en eridu{ki} ba-hun
envelope
obverse
1. [1(asz) 2(barig)] 3(ban2) sze gur lugal#
2. [sa2]-du11# {d}szara2-ta#
  blank space
  seal impression
3. iti UR-ta
4. iti {d}pa5-u2-e-sze3
5. iti-bi iti [2(disz)]-am3
reverse
1. e2 szu-tum-ta
2. ki ur-{d}li9-si4-ta
3. kiszib3 he2-ma-zi-zi
  blank space
  seal impression
4. mu# us2-sa en eridu{ki} ba-hun
seal 1
  (beginning lost)
1'. he2-ma-zi-[zi]
2'. lu2 lunga#

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Consult word list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet & envelope
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 28.0 high × 29.0 wide × 15.0 thick
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 436
  • Accession No.: Eames S07

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
  • Elevation:
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šulgi.29.10.00 (us2 year), Šulgi.29.11.00 (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 002426 (composite) (P455136) Umma (mod. Tell Jokha) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 356 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122894.

NYPL 356 artifact entry (No. P122894). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122894

NYPL 356 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122894 (Accessed: February 1, 2023).

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  • note = {[Online; accessed 2023-02-01]},
  • year = {2001},
  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 356 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122894},
}

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