OrSP 47-49, 505 (P125393)

Plan or Drawing tablet excavated in Umma (mod. Tell Jokha), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

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Museum Collection(s)

Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

Museum Number

VAT 07081

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Scholarly or scientific > Plan or Drawing (field plan (drawing))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
1a1a. 2(u) 5(disz)
 en: 25,
1a1b. 2(u)
 en: 20,
  (calculation: 25 × 20 (ninda) = 500 sar = 5 iku)
1a2a. 1(gesz2) 4(u)
 en: 100,
1a2b. 2(u)
 en: 20,
1a2c. 1(bur3) 2(iku)
 en: 1 bur3 2 iku,
  calculation : 100 × 20 (ninda) = 2000 sar = 20 iku
1b1a1. 1(gesz2) 4(u)
 en: 100,
1b1a2. 3(gesz2)
 en: 180,
1b1b1. 1(gesz2) 4(u)
 en: 100,
1b1b2. 1(gesz2) 2(u) 5(disz)
 en: 85,
1b1c. 8(bur3) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) 1/4(iku)
 en: 8 bur3 4 3/4 iku,
  calculation: ((100(+25) + 180) ÷ 2) × ((100(+20) + 85) ÷ 2) (ninda) = 15631.25 (- 500 [1a1] =) 15131.25 = sar ≈ 8 bur3 7 1/4 iku (text: 8b 4 3/4i [see the detail line art linked to this page with a reconstruction proposal by D. Mansfield])
reverse
1.a. 2(u) 5(disz) ninda sag [x?]
 en: 25 ninda, the head ...,
1.b. [n] 3(disz) us2#? [x?]
 en: n + 3 (ninda), the side(?) ...,
2. 4(disz) gurusz-bi? [x?]
 en: 4 its workmen(?) ...,
3. 2(u) ninda# sag
 en: 20 ninda, the head,
4. 1(gesz2) 4(u) us2
 en: 100 (ninda), the side ...,
5. 1(disz) gurusz
 en: 1 workman(?);
6. a-sza3 du3-igi-iri-u-ta
 en: the field Du’igi’iri’uta.
  blank space

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
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: OrSP 47-49, 505

    [Schneider1930OrSP47-49] Schneider, Nikolaus. 1930. “Die Geschäftsurkunden Aus Drehem Und Djoha in Den Staatlichen Museen (VAT) Zu Berlin.” Orientalia 47–49.

  • history: Mansfield, Daniel, <https://www.geogebra.org/m/DaCMT22W>,

    [sec17227] N.d.

  • citation: Zinbun 13, p.1-60, p. 50

    [Maekawa1974agricultural-production] Maekawa, Kazuya. 1974. “Agricultural Production in Ancient Sumer.” Zinbun 13: 1–60.

  • citation: OrAnt 17, p.35-59, p. 56

    [Waetzoldt1978OrSP47/49] Waetzoldt, Hartmut. 1978. “Miscellanea Neo-Sumerica, VII: Kollationen Zu N. Schneider, Die Geschäftsurkunden Aus Drehem Und Djoha in Den Staatlichen Museen (VAT) Zu Berlin = ‘Orientalia’ (Series Prior) 47-49, Roma 1930.” Oriens Antiquus 17: 35–59.

  • collation: OrAnt 17, p.35-59, p. 56

    [Waetzoldt1978OrSP47/49] Waetzoldt, Hartmut. 1978. “Miscellanea Neo-Sumerica, VII: Kollationen Zu N. Schneider, Die Geschäftsurkunden Aus Drehem Und Djoha in Den Staatlichen Museen (VAT) Zu Berlin = ‘Orientalia’ (Series Prior) 47-49, Roma 1930.” Oriens Antiquus 17: 35–59.

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  • Museum No.: VAT 07081
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  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2019-04-13 at 06:00:09 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2018-03-25 at 12:31:30 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2018-03-24 at 16:20:51 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2014-01-02 at 16:36:15 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 13:54:24 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-05-02 at 14:28:43 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2006-10-12 at 12:24:33 CDLI Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2001-12-20 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“OrSP 47-49, 505 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P125393.
OrSP 47-49, 505 artifact entry (No. P125393). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P125393
OrSP 47-49, 505 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P125393 (Accessed: April 25, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-25]},
	year = {2001},
	month = {dec 20},
	title = {OrSP 47-49, 505 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P125393},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P125393},
}

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