BM 027493 (P208358)

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 027493

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Girsu (mod. Tello)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (Barley, she-ba ì-du8 and shim; seal: Gìr-dBa-ba6-ì-dab5 shabra [] ir11-zu)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 1(asz) 1(barig) 3(ban2) sze gur lugal
2. sze-ba i3-du8
3. 1(asz) sze-ba bahar2
4. iti amar-a-a-si-ta
5. iti sze-il2-la-sze3
reverse
  covered by envelope
envelope
obverse
1. 1(asz) 1(barig) 2(ban2)+[1(ban2)] sze gur lugal
2. sze-ba i3-du8-me
  blank space
3. [1(asz) sze]-ba# bahar2
4. [iti amar-a-a]-si-ta
reverse
1. [iti sze]-il2#-la-sze3
2. [iti diri] 2(disz)-am3 sza3-ba i3-gal2
  blank space
3. [ki ...]-zi-da-ta
4. [...] i3-dab5
5. [mu ...]-x{ki} ba-hul
seal 1
1. inim-{d}ba-ba6-i3-dab5
2. szabra
3. giri3-{d}ba-ba6-i3-dab5
4. ARAD2-[zu]

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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  • Genre(s): Administrative (Barley, she-ba ì-du8 and shim; seal: Gìr-dBa-ba6-ì-dab5 shabra [] ir11-zu)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM 027493
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  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-10-28 at 21:03:16 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune; Taylor, Jonathan Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-07-21 at 10:29:54 Firth, Richard Artifact Firth, Richard Firth, Richard 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
2021-10-25 at 13:36:23 Jagersma, Bram Atf Jagersma, Bram 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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This artifact is impressed by the following seal(s):

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 014199 (composite) (P519569) Girsu (mod. Tello) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact
“BM 027493 Artifact Entry.” (2002) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). October 28, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208358.
BM 027493 artifact entry (No. P208358). (2023, October 28). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208358 (Original work published 2002)
BM 027493 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208358 (Accessed: April 25, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {oct 28},
	title = {BM 027493 artifact entry},
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208358},
}

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