N 5209 (P228409)

Lexical tablet excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Museum Number

N 5209

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Lexical (Obv: OB Hh4 (stones, plants, fish, birds, clothing: Hh 16-19); Rev: OB Hh1 (gi_ School; 7x8 lines. Obv. fish: suhur-items and e#tub.)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

  CM 22 Plate 10 Ni II-21 = N 5209
obverse
column 1
1. gu2#-bi2{ku6}
2. suhur#{ku6}
3. suhur-masz{ku6}
4. suhur-x-la2{ku6}
5. suhur-x{ku6#}
6. sumasz{ku6#}
7. esztub-[...]
reverse
column 1
1'. gesz gu#-za#-[...]
2'. gesz gu-za-LAM-[...]
3'. gesz gu-za-nita
4'. gesz gu-za-munus
5'. gesz gu-za-ukkin#-na
  traces of 1 line
7'. gesz [x]

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Consult word list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm):
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  • Artifact Preservation: fragment
  • Condition Description: Tablet frag; up left corner; surface damaged
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  • Genre(s): Lexical (Obv: OB Hh4 (stones, plants, fish, birds, clothing: Hh 16-19); Rev: OB Hh1 (gi_ School; 7x8 lines. Obv. fish: suhur-items and e#tub.)
  • This text is a school text.
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: N 5209
  • Accession No.:

  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Lexical 000039 (OB Nippur Ura 01) composite (P498269) View the score

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Cite this Artifact

“N 5209 Artifact Entry.” (2003) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P228409.

N 5209 artifact entry (No. P228409). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P228409 (Original work published 2003)

N 5209 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P228409 (Accessed: February 9, 2023).

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