Nisaba 06, 34 (P208746)

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 105335

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

139.0 mm × 86.0 mm × 26.0 mm

tablet
  copy of <https://cdli.ucla.edu/P322305>
obverse
column 1
1. 8(gesz2)# 2(u) la2 1(disz) ku6 kun-zi saga
2. [2(gesz2)] 2(gesz2) 3(disz) ku6 kun-zi us2
3. 3(gesz'u) 1(gesz2) ku6 kun-zi esztub{ku6}
4. 2(gesz'u) 8(gesz2) 5(u) 2(disz) esztub{ku6} sza3-bar
5. 2(gesz2) 4(u) 3(disz) suhur{ku6} sza3-bar
6. 2(gesz'u) 6(gesz2) ku6 al-dar-a
7. 1(szar'u) 8(szar2) ku6 gir2-us2
8. 2(gesz2) 4(u) 3(asz) 2(barig) 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 ku6-sze6 gur
9. ku6 nam-enku
10. 1(asz) 1(barig) 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 i3-ku6 gur
11. i3 nam-enku
  blank space
12. sag-nig2-gur11-ra-kam
13. sza3-bi-ta
14. [n] 2(gesz2) 7(disz) ku6 kun-zi saga
15. [n] 5(disz) suhur{ku6} saga
16. 2(gesz2) 4(u) 3(disz)# suhur{ku6} sza3-bar
17. 1(gesz'u) 7(gesz2) 1(u) 2(disz) esztub{ku6} sza3-bar
18. 1(gesz2) ku6 kun-zi esztub{ku6}
19. e2-gal-la ku4?-ra
column 2
1. 3(szar2) ku6 gir2-us2
2. 1(u) 1(barig) 3(ban2) ku6-sze6 gur
3. zi-ga didli
4. kiszib3-bi 3(disz)-am3
5. kiszib3 ensi2-ka
6. 1(szar'u) 5(szar2) ku6 gir2-us2
7. kiszib3 pa3-da ugu2 lu2-kal-la-ka ga2-ga2-dam
8. 3(gesz2) 7(disz) ku6 kun-zi saga
9. 2(gesz2) 1(u) 5(disz) ku6 kun-zi us2
10. 9(asz) 4(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 ku6-sze6 gur
11. kiszib3-bi 2(disz)-am3
12. kiszib3 lu2-kal-la
13. 1(asz) 1(barig) 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 i3-ku6 gur
14. kiszib3 2(disz) ur-{d}szul-pa-e3
15. 1(gesz'u) 1(gesz2) 4(u) ku6 sza3-bar
16. 1(gesz2) 4(u) 8(disz) ku6 kun-zi us2
17. 2(gesz'u) 6(gesz2) ku6 al-dar-a
18. du6#-ku3#?-sze3
19. kiszib3 lu2-nig2-lagar-e
20. ugu2 ur-{d}szul-pa-e3-ka ga2-ga2-dam
reverse
column 1
1. 3(gesz'u) ku6 kun-zi esztub{ku6}
2. kiszib3 ur-[{d}]ba-ba6-ka#
3. ugu2 ur-{d}ba-ba6-ka ga2-ga2-dam
4. 2(gesz2) 2(u) 4(asz) ku6-sze6 gur
5. sza3-gal ur-ra
6. ki nir-i3-da-gal2
7. giri3 ti-ti
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8. szunigin 8(gesz2) 2(u) la2 1(disz) ku6 kun-zi saga
9. szunigin 4(gesz2) 3(disz) ku6 kun-zi us2
10. szunigin 3(gesz'u) 1(gesz2) ku6 kun-zi esztub{ku6}
11. szunigin 2(gesz'u) 8(gesz2) 5(u) 2(disz) esztub{ku6} sza3-bar
12. szunigin 2(gesz2) 4(u) 3(disz) suhur{ku6} sza3-bar
column 2
1. szunigin 2(gesz'u) 6(gesz2) ku6 al-dar-a
2. szunigin 1(szar'u) 8(szar2) ku6 gir2-us2
3. szunigin 2(gesz2) 4(u) 3(asz) 2(barig) 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 ku6-sze6 gur
4. szunigin 1(asz) 1(barig) 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 i3-ku6 gur
5. zi-ga-am3
  blank space
6. nig2#-ka9-ak nam-enku
7. ur#-{d}utu-ka
8. mu# sza-asz-ru{ki} a-ra2# 2(disz)-kam ba-hul
  blank space

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): 139.0 high × 86.0 wide × 26.0 thick
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  • primary: NATU 1 = Nisaba 6, 34

    [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 105335
  • Accession No.: 1913-04-16, 0167

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.06.00.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

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
2019-08-16 at 16:25:17 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2017-03-03 at 09:54:59 Englund, Robert K. Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2016-12-02 at 08:34:08 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2015-03-13 at 12:53:55 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2013-07-23 at 17:10:52 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2012-08-14 at 08:53:58 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 14:36:39 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2009-06-03 at 11:31:34 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2008-01-27 at 19:39:42 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2008-01-03 at 20:40:13 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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CDLI Notes:

20190816 englund: copy of P322305 = CUNES 47-12-087

Cite this Artifact
“Nisaba 06, 34 Artifact Entry.” (2002) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208746.
Nisaba 06, 34 artifact entry (No. P208746). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208746 (Original work published 2002)
Nisaba 06, 34 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208746 (Accessed: April 21, 2024).
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	title = {Nisaba 06, 34 artifact entry},
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208746},
}

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