Nisaba 06, 18 (P208636)

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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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 106071

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (1913 4-16 903)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

131.0 mm × 80.0 mm × 23.0 mm

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
  (obv. of the tablet covered with seal impressions)
column 1
1. 1(szar2) 3(gesz'u) 4(gesz2) 1(u) 8(disz) sar al 6(disz) sar-ta
2. a2-bi u4 1(gesz'u) 5(gesz2) 4(u) 3(disz)-kam
3. 5(gesz'u) 3(gesz2) sar al 5(disz) sar-ta
4. a2-bi u4 1(gesz'u) 3(u) 6(disz)-kam
5. 1(gesz'u) 1(u) 6(disz) sar al 5(disz) 1/2(disz) sar-ta
6. a2-bi u4 1(gesz2) 5(u) 2(disz)-kam
7. 1(gesz'u) 8(gesz2) 4(disz) sar al 4(disz) sar-ta
8. a2-bi u4 4(gesz2) 3(u) 1(disz)-kam
9. 8(gesz2) 1(u) 1/2(disz) sar al 4(disz) 1/2(disz) sar-ta
10. a2-bi u4 1(gesz2) 5(u)-kam
11. 1(gesz'u) 5(u) 8(disz) sar al 3(disz) 1/2(disz) sar-ta
12. a2-bi u4 1(gesz2) 8(disz)-kam
13. 1(gesz'u) 1(gesz2) 2(u) 1(disz) sar al 3(disz) sar-ta
14. a2-bi u4 3(gesz2) 4(u) 7(disz)-kam
15. 5(gesz'u) 2(gesz2) 1(u) 7(disz) sar# al# 7(disz) sar#-ta#
16. a2-bi u4 7(gesz2) 2(u)-kam
17. 1(gesz'u) 8(gesz2) 1(u) 6(disz) sar al 8(disz) sar-ta
18. a2-bi u4 2(gesz2) 1(u) 7(disz)-kam
19. 1(gesz'u) 7(gesz2) sar gi zex(SIG7)-a 2(u) sar-ta
column 2
1. a2-bi u4 5(u) 1(disz)#-[kam]
2. 3(gesz2) 4(u) 5(disz) sar [gi zex(SIG7)-a] 2(u) 5(disz) sar-ta
3. a2-bi u4 9(disz)-[kam]
4. 2(gesz'u) 5(gesz2) 1(u) sar [u2 zex(SIG7)-a] 1(u) sar-[ta]
5. a2-bi u4 3(gesz2) 5(u) 1(disz)#-[kam]
6. 1(gesz'u) 7(gesz2) 3(u) 9(disz) sar [u2 zex(SIG7)-a] 1(u) 2(disz) sar-[ta]
7. a2-bi u4 <1(gesz2)> 2(u) 8(disz)!-[kam]
8. 6(gesz2) 5(u) 5(disz) sar u2 [zex(SIG7)-a] 1(u) 4(disz) sar-ta
9. a2-bi u4 3(u)-kam
10. 2(gesz2) 5(u) 6(disz) sar u2 zex(SIG7)-a 1(u) 6(disz) sar-ta
11. a2-bi u4 1(u) 4(disz)-kam
12. 1(gesz'u) 1(gesz2) 3(u) sar gi zex(SIG7)-a 3(u) sar-ta
13. a2-bi u4 2(u) 3(disz)-kam
14. 1(szar2) 2(gesz'u) 1(gesz2) 2(u) sar gi zex(SIG7)-a 2(u) sar-ta
15. a2-bi u4 4(gesz2)-kam
16. 2(gesz'u) 9(gesz2) 8(disz) sar gi zex(SIG7)# gub 2(u) 5(disz) sar-ta
17. a2-bi u4 1(gesz2) 2(u)-kam
18. 2(gesz'u) 4(gesz2) 1(u) 5(disz) sar gi zex(SIG7) gub 1(u) 5(disz) sar-ta
19. a2-bi u4 1(gesz2) 4(u) 3(disz)-kam
reverse
column 1
  traces
1'. 1(gesz'u) 2(gesz2) 3(u) sar gi [ku5-ra2] 1(u) sar-ta
  n lines broken
2'. [a2-bi u4] 4(u) 8(disz)-kam#
column 2
1. a2-bi# [u4 ...]
2. a-sza3-ge kin ak
3. kiszib3 lugal-e2-mah-[e]
  blank space
  seal impression
4. ugula da-[...]
5. mu ki-[masz{ki} ba-hul]
  double ruling
seal 1
1. lugal-[e2-mah-e]
2. dub-[sar]
3. dumu lugal-[ku3-ga-ni]

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
  • Measurements (mm): 131.0 high × 80.0 wide × 23.0 thick
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  • primary: NATU 1 = Nisaba 6, 18

    [al-Rawi2005NATU1] Rawi, Farouk N. H. al, and Franco d’Agostino. 2005. Neo-Sumerian Administrative Texts from Umma Kept in the British Museum, Part One (NATU I). Nisaba 6. Messina: Di.Sc.A.M.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM 106071
  • Accession No.: 1913-04-16, 0903

  • 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
2017-10-13 at 15:03:16 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 14:36:30 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2009-06-03 at 11:30:49 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2008-01-27 at 19:39:33 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2008-01-03 at 20:39:10 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. 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 003415 (composite) (P456125) Umma (mod. Tell Jokha) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) Šulgi.31.04.00, Šū-Suen.08.00.00

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Cite this Artifact
“Nisaba 06, 18 Artifact Entry.” (2002) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208636.
Nisaba 06, 18 artifact entry (No. P208636). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208636 (Original work published 2002)
Nisaba 06, 18 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208636 (Accessed: June 13, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {aug 19},
	title = {Nisaba 06, 18 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208636},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208636},
}

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