NYPL 387 (P122924)

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 405

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

39.0 × 33.0 × 18.0

tablet
obverse
1. 4(disz) gin2 igi-3(disz)-gal2 ku3-babbar#
 en: 4 1/3 shekels silver,
2. sze buru14 a-na-ag2-bi 1(asz) 1(barig) sze gur-ta
 en: its barley to be measured out at harvest: 1 gur 1 barig each (shekel),
3. ki ur-{d}lamma-ta
 en: from Ur-Lamma
4. lu2#-gu-za dumu lu2-mah sag-ub3{ki}-ke4
 en: did Lu-guza, son of Lu-maḫ of Sagub
reverse
1. szu ba-ti
 en: receive;
2. iti GAN2-masz su-su-dam
 en: in month “GANmaš” to be replaced;
3. mu lugal i3#-gal2
 en: royal name entered;
4. iti ezem-{d}ba-ba6
 en: month “Festival-of-Baba,”
5. mu en kar-zi-da
 en: year: “Lord of Karzida.”
envelope
obverse
1. 4(disz) gin2 igi-3(disz)-gal2# ku3#-babbar
 en: 4 1/3 shekels silver,
2. sze buru14-bi 1(asz) 1(barig) gur-ta
 en: its barley at harvest: 1 gur 1 barig each (shekel)
3. [...]-ag2#-dam#
 en: to be measured out;
4. ki ur-{d}lamma dumu ur-nig2
 en: from Ur-Lamma son of Ur-nig,
5. kiszib3 lu2-{gesz}gu-za [dumu lu2]-mah#? sag-ub3{ki}
 en: under seal of Lu-guza, son of Lu-maḫ of Sagub
reverse
  beginning broken
1'. [...]
2'. iti# [ezem-{d}ba-ba6]
 en: month “Festival-of-Baba,”
3'. mu en {d#}[nanna] kar-zi-da
 en: year: “Lord of Nanna of Karzida.”
seal 1

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  • Artifact type: Tablet & envelope
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 39.0 high × 33.0 wide × 18.0 thick
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 405
  • Accession No.: Eames P05

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.09.01.00, Amar-Suen.09.08.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 387 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122924.

NYPL 387 artifact entry (No. P122924). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122924

NYPL 387 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122924 (Accessed: February 3, 2023).

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  • year = {2001},
  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 387 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122924},
}

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