NYPL 372 (P122909)

Administrative tablet 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 371

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

101.0 × 77.0 × 30.0

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
column 1
1. 2(esze3) 1(iku) GAN2 tug2-gurx(|SZE.KIN|) tug2-gur8 1/2(iku) 1/4(iku) GAN2-ta gesz-ur3-ra a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
2. a2 erin2-na-bi u4 2(gesz2) 1(u)
3. 1(esze3) 3(iku) GAN2 tug2-gurx(|SZE.KIN|) tug2-gur8 1/2(iku) 1/4(iku) GAN2-ta gesz-ur3-ra a-ra2 2(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
4. a2 erin2-na-bi u4 1(gesz2) 2(u) 4(disz)
5. 4(bur3) 1(esze3) 5(iku) GAN2 tug2-gurx(|SZE.KIN|) 1/2(iku) 1/4(iku) GAN2-[ta gesz-ur3]-ra a-ra2 <x> 4(asz) GAN2-ta
6. a2 erin2-na-bi u4 7(gesz2) 4(u) 6(disz) 2/3(disz)-kam
7. iti nesag u3
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8. iti dal
9. 1(esze3) 3(iku) GAN2 tug2-gurx(|SZE.KIN|)
10. 1(iku) GAN2-ta gesz-ur3-ra a-ra2 3(disz) 1(esze3) GAN2-ta
column 2
1. a2 erin2-na-bi u4 4(u) 1/2(disz)-kam
2. 3(iku) GAN2 tug2-gurx(|SZE.KIN|) tug2-gur8 1(asz) GAN2-ta gesz-ur3-ra a-ra2 3(disz) 1(esze3) GAN2-ta
3. a2 erin2-na-bi u4 2(u) 2(disz) 1/2(disz)
4. 2(bur3) 1(esze3) 2(iku) GAN2 gesz-ur3-ra a-ra2 3(disz) 1(esze3) GAN2-ta
5. a2 erin2-na-bi u4 1(gesz2) 6(disz)-kam
6. 1(esze3) 2(iku) GAN2 gesz-ur3-ra a-ra2 4(disz) 1(esze3) GAN2-ta
7. a2 erin2-na-bi u4 1(u) 6(disz)
8. a2 gesz-ur3-ra
9. 1(gesz2) sar al 5(disz) sar-ta
10. a2-bi u4 1(u)-kam
11. 3(gesz2) 3(u) 7(disz) 1/2(disz) sar al 2(disz) sar-ta
reverse
column 1
1. [a2-bi u4 x]
2. [...]-ta
3. a2-[bi] u4 5(disz)-kam
4. 5(gesz2) 2(u) [szar] nig2-gul 2(u) sar-ta
5. a2-bi u4 1(u) 6(disz)-kam
6. 3(gesz2) 2(u) 8(disz) sar nig2-gul 1(u) 6(disz) sar-ta
7. a2-bi u4 1(u) 6(disz)-kam
8. 1(gesz'u) 5(u) sar nig2-gul 1(u) 5(disz) sar-ta
9. a2-bi u4 4(u) 3(disz) 1/3(disz)
10. a2 lu2 hun-ga2 6(disz) sila3-ta
11. 4(u) sar al 5(disz) sar-ta
12. a2-bi u4 8(disz)-kam
13. 3(u) 6(disz) sar gi ku5-a 1(u) 2(disz) sar-ta
14. a2-bi u4 3(disz)-kam
15. 3(u) sar gi ku5-a 1(u) sar-ta
column 2
1. a2!-[bi u4 3(disz)-kam]
2. 3(u) sar [... 1(u) 5(disz) sar-ta]
3. a2-bi u4 2(disz)-kam
4. a2 sza3-gu4-ka
5. a-sza3-ge kin ak
6. a-sza3 ka-ma-ri2{ki}
7. ugula lugal-gu4-e
8. kiszib3 szesz-kal-la
9. mu en-unu6-gal {d}inanna ba-hun
seal 1
1. lugal-nig2-lagar-e
2. dub-sar
3. dumu da-da

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

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 101.0 high × 77.0 wide × 30.0 thick
  • Weight:
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  • Condition Description:
  • Join Information:
  • Seal no.:
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 371
  • Accession No.: Eames Noor01

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
  • Elevation:
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.05.00.00, Amar-Suen.05.04.00, Amar-Suen.05.05.00
  • Alternative Years:
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Consult this artifact as presented on the website of collections and projects:

This artifact is impressed by the following seal(s):

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 003621 (composite) (P456331) Umma (mod. Tell Jokha) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 372 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122909.

NYPL 372 artifact entry (No. P122909). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122909

NYPL 372 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122909 (Accessed: February 1, 2023).

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  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 372 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122909},
}

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