Nisaba 24, 12 (P208561)

Administrative tablet excavated in Umma (mod. Tell Jokha), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 106052

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (884 12 columns. account of barley and emmer wheat. Puzur-∂Da-gan, lu2-åa6-i3-zu)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
column 1
1. 2(u) 8(asz) 2(barig) dabin gur lugal
2. 2(asz) 4(barig) 4(ban2) sze gur bi2-du11-ga
3. 1(u) 5(asz) gur ur-{d}su4-an-na dumu ba-zi
4. 9(asz) 2(barig) gur nin9-sa6 u3 nam-igi-da-da
5. [...] zi3 1(asz) 1(barig) 1(ban2) 8(disz) sila3 [gur] lugal-nesag-e
6. [...] gur# 3(barig) zi3 [ARAD2]-hu-la szandana
7. [...] zi3 gur
8. lu2#-{d}nin-szubur szandana
9. [... n] 1(barig) zi3 nig2-u2-rum nar
10. [... n] 3(barig) zi3 2(asz) gur
11. [ur]-nigar{gar} szandana
12. [...] 2(asz) zi3 gur
13. lu2#-giri17-zal szandana
14. 3(asz) 3(barig) zi3 gur
15. ur-{d}a-szar2 szandana
16. 2(barig) zi3 2(barig) sze
17. in-sa6-sa6 muhaldim
18. [x x] gur
19. [...]-zu-igi-dar
20. [... lugal]-nesag-[e ugula?] u2-a
21. [...] tir#-gu aga3-us2
22. [...] zi3 lu2-banda3{da} szusz3
23. [...] 2(asz) gur
24. [lugal]-iti#-da dumu [x-(x)]-i3-li2
25. [...]
26. [...]
column 2
1. 1(asz) zi3 ur-e2-masz szitim
2. 2(barig) e2-ki ugula
3. 4(asz) zi3 ma-asz kur-ga2-ra
4. 9(asz) 4(barig) dabin <gur sze> 2(asz) 2(ban2) 6(disz) sila3 gur lugal-e-ba-an-sa6
5. 7(asz) zi3 ad-da dumu ki-ag2
6. 7(asz) 4(barig) zi3 2(asz) <sze> gur
7. ur-e2-nun-na dumu <<dumu>> na-di
8. 6(asz) 2(barig) inim-sza3-ga lu2 ur-{gesz}gigir nu-banda3
9. 4(asz) 1(barig) zi3 2(asz) gur
10. ba-sa6 kuruszda
11. 1(asz) zi3 ur-{d}da-mu aga3-us2
12. 1(asz) a-gu-gu dumu lugal-{gesz}gigir-re
13. 1(asz) zi3 ha-da-da muhaldim
14. 3(asz) 1(barig) zi3 lu2-kal-la dub-sar kasz
15. 4(barig) zi3 ur-{gesz}gigir szu-i2
16. 2(asz) gur inim-{d}szara2
17. 3(asz) zi3 1(asz) <sze> gur
18. i3-kal-la ku6 sa10-a
19. 2(barig) zi3 mu-zu ugula
20. 3(asz) zi3 nigar{gar}-ki-du10 dumu u3-ma-ni
21. 3(asz) gur lugal-ba-ta-e3 dumu sza-la
22. 1(asz) gur lugal-nesag-e
23. 2(barig) x-ni i3-du8
24. [...]
25. [...]
column 3
1. dumu szir-szir muhaldim
2. 2(barig) lu2-kal-la szesz egi-zi
3. 3(barig) zi3 szesz-saga kun-sze3
4. 1(asz) 4(barig) zi3 lugal-mu tibira
5. 1(asz) 1(barig) zi3 i-ti muhaldim
6. 1(asz) zi3 gur8-sa3-an sipa
7. 3(asz) zi3 kam-lu5 gudu4
8. 1(asz) 2(barig) lugal-ezem gudu4
9. 3(barig) ur-{d}en-ki ku6-da tusz
10. 2(barig) al-la dumu ur-ab-ba
11. 1(barig) zi3 lu2-sa6-i3-zu dumu lugal-a2-zi-da
12. 1(barig) 3(ban2) sze 1(asz) 4(barig) zi3 gur
13. ur-{d}utu ad-kup4
14. 2(asz) 3(barig) szesz-kal-la szabra
15. 2(barig) lu2-ga dumu nin-gu2-gu2
16. 5(asz) gur lu5-u2-da-gi4-a ARAD2
17. 6(asz) gur la-la-a szesz lugal-pa-e3
18. 2(barig) zi3 ha-ba-lu5-ge2 nagar
19. 1(asz) zi3 ur-mes dumu ab-ba
20. 1(barig) ur-mes dumu ab-ba
21. 6(asz) gur a2-an-du-ru
22. 2(u) 4(asz) gur lugal-ezem#
23. [...]
24. [...]
column 4
1. 2(asz) ur-{gesz}gigir gudu4
2. 1(u) 5(asz) gur he2-du-du gur-da
3. 4(asz) gur ur-{d}isztaran lu2 azlag2
4. 1(asz) gur ur-{d}suen ugula-gesz2-da
5. 2(asz) gur ur-e2-nun-na dumu ur-li
6. 2(asz) gur ur-nigar{gar} szitim
7. 3(ban2) lu2-dingir-ra
8. 3(barig) bi-ri-sza-am3 ad-kup4
9. 1(u) gur a-tu szabra ur-{d}lamma
10. 2(asz) gur sza-ar-sza-bi2-ib
11. 4(asz) 1(barig) ur-ra-ni dumu ba-ne
  sic ur
12. 4(asz) 3(ban2) ha-ba-lu5-ge2 dumu {d}utu-mu
13. 7(asz) 2(barig) igi-sa6-sa6-mu ab-ba-iri
14. 7(asz) gur ur-e2-an-na szesz ki-ag2
15. 2(barig) 1(ban2) en-ga-ga nu-{gesz}kiri6
16. 2(asz) ur-{d}nu-musz-da gesz2-<da>
17. 3(barig) sag-sza3-du6
18. 9(asz) lugal-ku3-zu dumu ha-ba-lu5-ge2
19. 2(asz) 1(barig) szesz-a-ni [...]
20. [...]
21. [...]
column 5
1. 1(u) 2(asz) ziz2 gur bar-ra-e11-de3 lu2 inim-{d}szara2
2. 2(asz)? gur
3. da-a-ti dumu lugal-sa6
4. 1(asz) 3(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 gur
5. e2-balag-e
6. 1(barig) 2(ban2) 3(disz) sila3 zi2#-[na]
7. 3(asz) ku3-{d}szara2
8. 2(asz) lugal-ma2-gur8-re kasz-a gub-ba
9. 2(asz) 1(barig) 5(ban2) <sila3> lugal-iti-da dumu ur-e2-diri
10. 4(barig) 3(ban2) da-gi
11. 3(asz) 2(barig) inim-{d}szara2 dumu ur-sukkal PI
12. 1(u) 5(asz) 4(ban2) zi3 gur
13. szesz-kal-la dumu ba-sa2
14. 1(asz) du-du-ru muhaldim
15. 1(u) 5(asz) ur-{d}nun-gal szesz a-ab-ba
16. 2(barig) lu2-{d}nin-szubur engar
17. 1(barig) ba-zi ma2-lah6
18. lu2-{d}nin-szubur i3-dab5
19. 3(barig) a-da-lal3 ugula
20. 1(barig) zi3 ur-{d}ba-ba6# gudu4 {d}en#-[lil2-la2]
21. [...]
22. [...]
23. [...]
column 6
1. 4(barig) i3-li2-mu
2. 1(gesz2) 8(asz) 1(barig) 4(ban2) gur szesz-kal-la dumu szesz-saga
3. 5(u) 5(asz) 1(barig) 5(ban2) zi3 gur
4. 1(asz) 4(barig) 3(ban2) sze gur
5. a-tu nu-banda3
6. 2(barig) zi3 an-gu-gu
7. 2(asz) zi3 ur-gu2-edin-na dumu nig2-lagar-e
8. [...] zi3# ur-sipa-da
9. [...] zi3 gur
10. 1(gesz2) 1(u) 4(barig) 3(ban2) 4(disz) sila3 gur
11. ur-{gesz}gigir dumu bar-ra-an
12. 3(barig) zi3 ab-ba nagar
13. 2(asz) zi3 ur-nigar#{gar} [szusz3]
14. 2(asz) 2(barig) ur-{d}[...]
15. 9(asz) gur# [...]
16. 1(asz) 4(barig) en-ab#-[zu]
17. 3(asz) lugal-ezem# dumu ku-[li]
18. 3(asz) nigar{gar}-[ki-du10 dumu] lu2-du6 [ad-kup4]
19. 1(asz) zi3 ur#-[...]
20. 3(asz) 2(barig) [...]-e [dumu ...]
21. 1(gesz2) 3(asz) gur [...]
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reverse
column 1
  beginning broken
1'. [... x] zi3 [...]
2'. [... ur-e2]-nun#-[na dumu?] lu2#-{d}[...]
3'. [...] zi3
4'. 5(u) 2(asz) 2(barig) 1(ban2) 5(disz) [sila3 gur]
5'. lugal-{gesz}gigir-[re ...]
6'. 1(asz) 3(barig) sze# [gur]
7'. lu2-{d}utu [...]
8'. 1(u) 1(asz) sze gur#
9'. ur-e2-nun#-na# dumu# zi-zi
10'. [...] zi3
11'. [...]-e ma2?-lah5
12'. [...] da-da dumu e2-ur2
13'. 2(barig) zi3
14'. ur-{gesz}gigir lu2 gi-gi
15'. 1(asz) zi3 gur
16'. da-a-ga nu-banda3-gu4
17'. 2(asz) sze gur
18'. ur-ab-ba-saga
19'. 1(barig) zi3
20'. 2(barig) sze
column 2
  beginning broken
1'. 4(barig) [...]
2'. usz-[...]
3'. 3(asz) gur [...]
  n lines broken
4'. ur#-[...]
5'. 1(asz) 2(barig) [...]
6'. 2(asz) 2(barig) sze# gur
7'. {gesz}guzza-ni ne
8'. 1(asz) 3(barig) 1(ban2) sze gur
  erasure before gur
9'. a-kal-la unu{ki}
10'. 1(asz) sze gur
11'. ur-{d}asznan dumu ur-{d}a-szar2
12'. 3(barig) sze
13'. e2-ki#-[bi]
14'. 5(asz) 4(barig) [...]
15'. lugal-iri-[...]
16'. [n] sze [gur]
17'. sza3-kal-la
18'. 2(barig) sze
19'. szu-u2-u2 tug2 ansze ku-ku
20'. 2(asz) 1(ban2) sze gur
21'. nam-ha-ni nagar
22'. 2(barig) sze
23'. ur-saga dumu ur-gal
24'. 1(asz) 1(barig) sze gur
25'. a-kal-la dumu lu2-bulug3-ga2
26'. 3(asz) 2(barig) 3(ban2) sze gur
column 3
1. [...]
2. lugal-[...] szesz a-ab-ba
3. 1(asz) sze gur
4. 4(barig) zi3
5. nam-x x x maszkim
6. 1(u) 2(asz) 3(ban2) sze gur
7. 1(asz) 2(barig) zi3 gur
8. ur-am3-ma gudu4#
9. 1(u) 2(asz) 1(ban2) 6(disz) sila3 gur#
10. an-igi-du-nam#?-a-zi
11. 4(asz) 4(barig) sze [gur]
12. er3-e-ib dumu gi-il-ha-ab#
13. 3(barig) zi3
14. 1(asz) 3(barig) sze gur
15. lu2-{d}utu gar3 lagab
16. 1(barig) zi3 lu2-{d}nin-szubur
17. 1(barig) zi3 ur-{u2}gug4 tug2
18. 1(barig) zi3 u2-li
19. giri17-dab5!-me
20. 3(asz) 1(barig) zi3 gur
21. da-da-ga
22. 2(barig) zi3 lu2-{d}inanna
23. 1(barig) zi3 gu-za-an ma2-lah5
24. 1(u) zi3 ur-{d}nin-tu
25. 1(asz) sze gur
26. ur-MUSZ2 bahar3
27. 1(barig) sze
28. inim-{d}szara2 tug2-du8
29. 9(asz) 4(barig) sze gur
30. ma2-gur8-re dumu ur4-sa2-ki-du10
  di
31. 3(barig) sze
32. geme2-{d}nin-tu
33. 1(asz) sze gur
column 4
1. [...]
2. 2(u) 2(asz) [...] sze gur
3. lugal-e2-mah-e szesz lugal-{gesz}kiri6
4. 5(asz) sze gur
5. da-da szabra
6. 1(asz) 3(barig) zi3 gur
7. nig2-lagar-e szabra
8. 8(asz) sze gur
9. dingir-ra ugula usz-bar
10. 1(asz) sze gur
11. ma-ma
12. 6(asz) sze gur
13. lu2-{d}szara2 dumu ur-{gesz}gigir nu-banda3
14. 2(asz) 2(barig) zi3 gur
15. ur-kun nagar
16. 1(asz) 1(barig) 4(ban2) sze gur
17. lugal-ma2-gur8-re muhaldim
18. 4(asz) sze gur
19. giri3-ni sipa
20. 3(u) sze gur
21. na-ba-sa6 er2-du8
22. 4(asz) sze gur
23. 1(asz) 1(barig) ziz2 gur
24. ma2-gur8-re sukkal
25. 6(asz) sze gur
26. lugal-ma2-gur8-re tibira
27. 1(u) 5(asz) sze gur
28. szesz-kal-la lu2 ni-bi
29. 1(asz) 3(barig) 5(ban2) 2(disz) sila3 sze gur
30. a-ab-ba-ni gudu4
31. 1(asz) 2(barig) 2(ban2) 1(disz) sila3 sze gur
32. ur-nigar{gar} dumu lugal-ka
33. 1(asz) 1(barig) sze gur
column 5
1. [...]
2. 4(asz) 4(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 [sze gur]
3. ur-{d}nin-su sa12-du5
4. 1(asz) 4(barig) 4(ban2) 8(disz) sila3 zi3 gur
5. gu2-tar nu-banda3-gu4
  blank space
6. la2-ia3 ki lu2-sa6-i3-zu-ta
7. diri 3(barig) 4(ban2) 2(disz) sila3 sze
8. lugal-nesag-e sza13-dub-<ba>
9. 1(asz) sze gur
10. ur-{d}suen ugula
11. mu la-ni-mu-sze3
12. 3(barig) sze
13. e2-ki-bi
14. 1(asz) 4(barig) sze gur
15. mu bi2-du11-ga-sze3
16. ki ARAD2-ta
17. 1(u) 7(asz) 3(barig) 5(ban2) zi3 gur
18. ki gu3-de2-a-ta
  blank space
19. sze didli diri-sze3 mu-kux(DU)
20. [mu e2] puzur4-isz-{d#}da-gan# ba-du3
  blank space
  blank space
column 6
1. [szunigin n] 6(gesz2) 5(asz) 2(ban2) 2(disz) sila3 dabin gur
2. [szunigin n] 6(gesz2) 1(u) 1(asz) 3(barig) 4(ban2) 5(disz) [sila3] sze gur
3. [szunigin n] ziz2 gur
4. [szunigin n] 2(gesz2) 3(u) 8(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 gur
5. [...] x du-a
6. [...]-a-kam
7. [...] lugal#-sa6-i3-zu
8. [mu e2] puzur4#-[isz-{d}da]-gan# ba-du3
  blank space

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • Genre(s): Administrative (884 12 columns. account of barley and emmer wheat. Puzur-∂Da-gan, lu2-åa6-i3-zu)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • primary: NATU 4 = Nisaba 24, 12

    [al-Rawi2009NATU4] Rawi, Farouk N. H. al, Franco d’Agostino, and Jonathan Taylor. 2009. Neo-Sumerian Administrative Texts from Umma Kept in the British Museum, Part Four (NATU IV). Nisaba 24. Messina: Di.Sc.A.M.

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  • Museum No.: BM 106052
  • Accession No.: 1913-04-16, 0884

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-08-19 at 13:27:14 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
2022-02-01 at 15:11:59 Firth, Richard Atf Firth, Richard CDLI approved View
2022-01-23 at 15:24:33 Firth, Richard Atf Firth, Richard CDLI approved View
2017-09-05 at 16:48:36 Englund, Robert K. Atf Ozaki Tohru CDLI approved View
2017-04-17 at 17:20:35 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2017-02-23 at 11:17:23 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2016-12-05 at 21:26:57 Englund, Robert K. Atf Ozaki Tohru CDLI approved View
2016-07-28 at 15:46:01 CDLI Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2013-07-15 at 18:24:32 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2012-06-29 at 14:38:35 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. 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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“Nisaba 24, 12 Artifact Entry.” (2002) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208561.
Nisaba 24, 12 artifact entry (No. P208561). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208561 (Original work published 2002)
Nisaba 24, 12 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208561 (Accessed: April 25, 2024).
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208561},
}

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