BM 021883 (P202344)

Administrative tablet & envelope excavated in Girsu (mod. Tello), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 021883

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

-

Has seal impression(s)

envelope
obverse
1. 1(disz) ansze ku3-ga
2. ku3-ta sa10-a
3. ki ur-gu2-en-na-ta
  blank space
4. engar {d}ig-alim-sze3!
reverse
1. kiszib3 ur-{d}nansze
2. sanga {d}ig-alim
3. giri3 ur-{d}en-ki
4. sza3 uru11{ki}
  blank space
5. mu na-ru2-a mah ba-du3
seal 1
1. ur-{d}nansze
2. dub-sar
3. dumu ur-{d}lamma

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 & envelope
  • Material: Clay
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  • Seal information:
  • Artifact comments:

    unopened envelope


  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM 021883
  • Accession No.: 1896-03-30, 0549a

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šū-Suen.06.00.00
  • Alternative Years:
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  • Accounting Period: 0

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

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 005169 (composite) (P457879) Girsu (mod. Tello) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

General Notes: -
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Cite this Artifact

“BM 021883 Artifact Entry.” (2002) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P202344.

BM 021883 artifact entry (No. P202344). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P202344 (Original work published 2002)

BM 021883 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P202344 (Accessed: February 2, 2023).

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