PBS 08/2, 157 (P125408)

Legal tablet excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Museum Number

CBS 07218

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Legal (Contract; Sale of slaves; Seal impressions, (Obv)12x(Rev)8 lines)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
1. 1(disz) sag-[nita?]
 en: One female slave,
2. a-a-zi-mu mu-ni-im
 en: Aya-zimu is her name,
3. nig2-sa10-ma-ni 1(u) gin2 ku3-babbar
 en: whose price is 10 shekels of silver,
4. ur-nigar{gar} dumu ur-{d}utu-ra
 en: from Urniĝar, son of Ur-šamaš,
5. ur-{d}kal-kal dumu ur-{d}en-lil2-la2
 en: Ur-kalkal, son of Ur-enlila,
6. in-szi-sa10
 en: has bought.
7. lu2 lu2 nu-gi4-gi4-de3
 en: (That) man against man shall not return (on the decision)
8. mu lugal-bi i3-pa3-esz2
 en: by the name of the king they have sworn.
9. igi lugal-a2-zi-da dumu ba-li2-li2-sze3
 en: In the presence of Lugal-azida, son of Balili;
10. igi ARAD2-dam dumu a-ba-{d}en-lil2-gin7-sze3
 en: in the presence of Waraddam, son of Aba-enlilgin;
reverse
1. igi lugal-ku3-zu sukkal esz3-sze3
 en: in the presence of Lugal-kuzu, secretary of the shrine;
2. igi a-da-lal3 kisal-luh-sze3
 en: in the presence of Adalal, courtyard sweeper;
3. igi zu-la ar3-ar3-sze3
 en: in the presence of Zula, miller;
4. lu2-inim-ma-bi-me
 en: they are its witnesses.
5. iti NE-NE-gar u4 1(u) 2(disz) ba-zal
 en: The month of Abum, the day 12 has passed,
6. mu us2-sa bad3-gal nibru{ki} ba-du3
 en: (of) the year after (the year in which) the big (city) wall of Nippur was built.
seal 1
1. ur-nigar{gar}
 en: Urniĝar
2. dumu ur-{d}utu
 en: son of Ur-šamaš
seal 2
1. a-a-zi-mu
 en: Aya-zimu
2. ARAD2 geme2!-{d}suen
 en: slave of Geme-sîn

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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  • Genre(s): Legal (Contract; Sale of slaves; Seal impressions, (Obv)12x(Rev)8 lines)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • primary: PBS 8/2, 157

    [Chiera1922PBS8/2] Chiera, Edward. 1922. Old Babylonian Contracts. Publications of the Babylonian Section 8/2. Philadelphia: University Museum.

  • history: NATN, 5

    [Owen1982NATN] Owen, David I. 1982. Neo-Sumerian Archival Texts Primarily from Nippur in the University Museum, the Oriental Institute and the Iraq Museum (NATN). Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns.

    Seals


  • history: FAOS 17, no. 50

    [Steinkeller1989SaleDocuments] Steinkeller, Piotr. 1989. Sale Documents of the Ur-III-Period. Vol. 17. Freiburger Altorientalische Studien. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner.

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  • Museum No.: CBS 07218
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Ibbi-Suen.07.05.12 (us2 year)
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-01-19 at 09:57:24 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2021-01-15 at 06:08:45 Lafont, Bertrand Atf Guidi, Carlo CDLI approved View
2017-07-02 at 13:42:57 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2015-01-30 at 09:56:05 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
2009-06-03 at 10:38:41 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2008-01-06 at 13:53:36 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2008-01-03 at 19:06:56 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2001-12-20 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“PBS 08/2, 157 Artifact Entry.” (2001) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P125408.
PBS 08/2, 157 artifact entry (No. P125408). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P125408 (Original work published 2001)
PBS 08/2, 157 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P125408 (Accessed: April 22, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-22]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {feb 1},
	title = {PBS 08/2, 157 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P125408},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P125408},
}

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