NYPL 370 (P122908)

Administrative tablet & envelope excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), 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 401

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

52.0 × 42.0 × 20.0

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 1(disz) ma-na 1(u) 2(disz) gin2 ku3-babbar si-i3-tum nig2-ka9-ak
2. masz2 5(disz) gin2 1(disz) gin2-ta
3. ki ur-sa6-ga-ta
4. u2-t,ul-ma-ma
5. szu ba-ti
6. iti szu-numun-a sag-sze3
reverse
1. la2-e-de3
2. tukum-bi nu-la2
3. 2(disz)-am3 tab-be2-de3
4. mu lugal i3-pa3
5. igi lu2-{d}en-lil2-la2 dumu ur-{d}utu
6. igi ur-{d}iszkur-sze3
7. igi ARAD2-{d}en-lil2-la2
8. igi ba?-x-du
9. igi hu-bu-ti-a
10. igi ur-{d}szul-pa-e3
11. igi szesz-szesz x x
12. iti bara2-za3-gar
  (some text moved to next line)
13. mu {d}i-bi2-{d}suen lugal
envelope
obverse
1. 1(disz) ma-na 1(u) 2(disz) gin2 [ku3]-babbar#
2. si-i3-tum nig2-ka9-ak
3. masz2 5(disz) gin2 1(disz) gin2-ta
4. ki ur-sa6-ga-ta
5. [u2-t,ul-ma]-ma
reverse
1. [... la2-e]-dam
2. [...] tukum#-bi nu-la2
3. 2(disz)#-am3 tab-be2-dam
4. mu lugal i3-pa3
5. igi lu2-{d}en-lil2-la2 dumu ur-{d}iszkur-sze3
6. igi ba?-x-du-sze3
7. igi ur-{d}szul-pa-e3
8. igi hu-bu-ti-a
9. igi ur-{d}szul-pa-e3
10. igi szesz-szesz x x
11. iti bara2-za3-gar
12. mu {d}i-bi2-{d}suen lugal
  (year name on new line)
seal 1
1. u2-tul2-ma-ma
2. dumu NE-NE
3. dam#-gar3 x [x]

Consult previous versions and their differences
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): 52.0 high × 42.0 wide × 20.0 thick
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 401
  • Accession No.: Eames P01

  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
  • Elevation:
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Ibbi-Suen.01.01.00, Ibbi-Suen.01.04.00
  • 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 007930 (composite) (P474707) Nippur (mod. Nuffar) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 370 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122908.

NYPL 370 artifact entry (No. P122908). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122908

NYPL 370 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122908 (Accessed: February 2, 2023).

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  • year = {2001},
  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 370 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122908},
}

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