BM 021721 (P203835)

Administrative tag 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 021721

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Girsu (mod. Tello)

Artifact Type

Tag

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (pisan-dub-ba)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
1. pisan-dub-ba
 en: Basket-of-tablets:
2. nig2-ka9 ak
 en: accounts of
3. lu2-{d}ba-ba6
 en: Lu-Baba,
4. dumu lu2-{d}utu
 en: son of Lu-Utu,
5. gu4 ansze na-gab2-tum
 en: oxen and donkeys of the nagabtum
6. e2 udu
 en: the house of sheep
reverse
1. gu4-apin-ta nigin2-nigin2-na
 en: from the plow-oxen, grand totals,
2. gu-za-la2 la2-ia3 e3 du3-a-bi
 en: chairholders, debts, ...,
3. sipa na-gab2-tum
 en: shepherds of nagabtum
4. udu PAD-ra
 en: sheep of ...,
5. i3-gal2
 en: are here;
  blank space
6. mu ha-ar-szi{ki} ba-hul
 en: year: “... .”

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: Tag
  • Material: Clay
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM 021721
  • Accession No.: 1896-03-30, 0387

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-08-19 at 13:39:11 Rattenborg, Rune artifact Rattenborg, Rune; Smidt, Gustav Ryberg Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-19 at 10:02:26 Pagé-Perron, Émilie artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2021-10-10 at 10:04:52 Jagersma, Bram atf Jagersma, Bram CDLI approved View
2016-12-12 at 08:43:00 Englund, Robert K. atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2015-05-06 at 08:16:42 CDLI atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2014-08-19 at 19:41:38 Heinle, Michael atf Heinle, Michael CDLI approved View
2002-07-11 at 00:00:00 CDLI artifact Alivernini, Sergio; Alster, Bendt; Englund, Robert K.; Molina, Manuel; Reid, Nicholas CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“BM 021721 Artifact Entry.” (2002) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P203835.
BM 021721 artifact entry (No. P203835). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P203835 (Original work published 2002)
BM 021721 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P203835 (Accessed: February 25, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {aug 19},
	title = {BM 021721 artifact entry},
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}

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