NYPL 392 (P122929)

Administrative bulla 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 372

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Bulla

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Has seal impression(s)

object bulla
surface a
1. 3(disz)#? 2/3(disz) sar 4(disz) gin2 igi-4(disz)-gal2 e2 du3-a u3# [kislah]
 en: 3? 2/3 sar 4 1/4 shekels (ca. 134.5 sq meters) finished house and lot:
2. [nig2]-sa10#-bi 1(u) 8(disz) gin2 igi-6(disz)-gal2 ku3-babbar-sze3
 en: as its exchange value: 18 1/6 shekels of silver,
3. lu2#-sza-lim dumu da-da sanga#-ke4#?
 en: did Lu-šalim, son of Dada, the household administrator,
4. lu2#-bala-sa6-ga dumu szesz-kal-la
 en: to Lu-bala-saga, son of Šeškala,
5. {d#}en#-lil2#-da lugal-HAR dumu-ni-me
 en: Enlilda and Lugal-HAR, his children,
6. u3 geme2-{d}en-lil2-la2 dam-ni-ir
 en: and Geme-Enlila, his wife,
7. in-szi-sa10
 en: give in exchange for it.
seal 1
1. {d}nin-urta
 en: Ninurta,
2. ensi2-gal
 en: big-governor
3. {d}en-lil2
 en: of Enlil.
  (mirrored)

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  • Artifact type: Bulla
  • Material: Clay
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NYPLC 372
  • Accession No.: Eames Noor02

  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar) [uncertain]
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This artifact is impressed by the following seal(s):

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 005631 (composite) (P458341) Nippur (mod. Nuffar) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact

“NYPL 392 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122929.

NYPL 392 artifact entry (No. P122929). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122929

NYPL 392 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122929 (Accessed: February 3, 2023).

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  • note = {[Online; accessed 2023-02-03]},
  • year = {2001},
  • month = {dec 20},
  • title = {NYPL 392 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P122929},
}

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