CDLI Literary 000796, ex. 093 (P229306)

Wisdom or proverb 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

CBS 14158 + N 3976 + N 5085 + N 6061 + UM 29-15-499

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary > Wisdom or proverb, Literary, Scholarly or scientific > Mathematical (ETCSL 6.01.02 Proverbs Collection 02 (witness) Obv: Mathematical table + PC 2; Rev: OB Hh4 (stones, plants, fish, birds, clothing: Hh 16-19); Obv. i mathematical (table of 9); ii proverbs master copy; iii proverbs pupil's copy! Rev. mu#en. PP = CBS 14158 + N 5085. Copy: E. Chiera, SLT 69 (partial pu)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Has fragments Witness

tablet
obverse
  (not done; mathematical, Q000796)
reverse
column 1
1. aga3-dil{ku6}
2. aga3-dil{ku6}
3. a-dar!-hab2{ku6}
4. agargara{ku6}
5. agargara-esztub{ku6}
6. agargara-ab-ba{ku6}
7. agargara-bar-husz{ku6}
8. agargara#-sila4[{ku6}]
9. [...]
10. [gir]-szu#{ku6}
11. [gir]-gid2{ku6}
12. [gir-ab]-ba{ku6}
13. [ab]-suhur#{ku6}
14. [ninda2]-ab#-suhur{ku6}
15. kin#{ku6}
16. kin-tur{ku6}
17. kas4?-kas4?{ku6}
18. KA#-sur-ra{ku6}
19. dub#-sar{ku6}
20. [...] x{ku6}
21. x x x
22. [...]
23. [...]{ku6#}
24. [...] x{ku6}
25. [...] x{ku6}
26. [...]{ku6}
27. [...]{ku6}
28. [e]-sir2{ku6}
29. gal#?{ku6}
30. tag{ku6}
31. nuz{ku6}
32. nu{ku6}
33. bar{ku6}
34. u4-da-ba{ku6}
35. szag4-bar-ra{ku6}
36. szag4-luh-ha{ku6}
37. zubud{ku6}
38. HA@t{ku6}
39. du6{ku6}
40. musz{ku6}
41. gur7#{ku6}
column 2
1. [...]
2. [...]
3. al#-szeg6-ga2#[{ku6}]
4. al#-hab2-ba[{ku6}]
5. ni2?#-[x]-la-ga[{ku6}]
6. [...]-gu7#{ku6}
7. [...]-gu7#{ku6}
8. [...]{ku6}
9. [...]{ku6}
10. [...]{ku6#}
11. al#-[...]
12. al#-[...]
13. al#-[...]
14. al#-[...]
15. u5[{muszen}]
16. u5-[bi2{muszen}]
17. i-zi[{muszen}]
18. a-za3-gun3#[{muszen}]
19. mi-sa#-[az{muszen}]
20. [...]
21. dar#{muszen}
22. dar lugal{muszen}
23. dar zi-zi{muszen}
24. dar me-luh-ha{muszen}
25. gan-gam{muszen}
26. szag4-hab2{muszen}
27. buru4{muszen}
28. buru4 hur{muszen}
29. buru4-nita{muszen}
30. uga{muszen}
31. uga-numun{muszen}
32. eme-pesz2{muszen}
33. ka-sukud-ra2{muszen}
34. szu-lu2!{muszen}
35. iri-hul-a{muszen}
36. u3-ku-ku{muszen}
37. u3-ku-ku-ba-usz2{muszen}
38. {d}nin-BARA2{muszen}
39. {d}nin-|LAGABxIGI@g|{muszen}
column 3
1. [...]
2. [...]
3. [...]
4. sur2#-du3{muszen}
5. sur2-du3{muszen}
6. bibad{muszen}
7. bibad niga{muszen}
8. bibad niga sag10{muszen}
9. nuz bibad{muszen}
10. amar bibad{muszen}
11. inim#-bala-bala{muszen}
12. |KI#.KA.SAL|{muszen}
13. sipa#{muszen}
14. [...]
15. [...]
16. [...]
17. [...]
18. [...]
19. [...]
20. buru5-gi-[zi{muszen}]
21. buru5-kar-[kid{muszen}]
22. buru5-ugu-du3{muszen}
23. buru5-sim{muszen}
24. buru5-zu2-lum!-ma{muszen}
25. buru5-edin-na{muszen}
26. buru5-sig7-sig7{muszen}
27. buru5-|BAD.BAD|-ba{muszen}
28. u5-munu4{muszen}
29. te8{muszen}
30. te8-uz{muszen}
31. uz{muszen}
32. uz-gi4{muszen}
33. uz-babbar{muszen}
34. uz-kukku5{muszen}
35. |DI.UD|{muszen}
36. u4-gesz{muszen}
37. ri-gesz{muszen}
38. ki-ib{muszen}
39. ki-ib-szu{muszen}
column 4
1. [ki-ib-{d}nin-ka6]{muszen}
2. [ki-ib]-{d}nin-ka6-masz-masz{muszen}
3. he2-usz2{muszen}
4. TAR{muszen}
5. ir-kun{muszen}
6. ir-ir{muszen}
7. ir-ir-szita4{muszen}
8. [bir5]{muszen}
9. [x]-sim#{muszen}
10. gu4-gesztin{muszen}
11. igi-gu4-gesztin{muszen}
12. nig2-gu2-na{muszen}
13. nig2-gur11-mu-[...]
14. x#-ba#-[...]
15. [...]
16. [...]
17. [...]
18. [...]
19. [...]
20. [...]
21. nuz# [ga-nu11{muszen}]
22. amar ga-nu11{muszen}
23. ga-kid{muszen}
24. ti-gi4-lu{muszen}
25. giri3-pap{muszen}
26. giri3-mul(|AN.AN.AN|){muszen}
27. [giri3]-babbar{muszen}
28. kir4#-babbar{muszen}
29. [HA]-AN-NI{muszen}
30. kur#-gi4#{muszen}
31. kur-gi4 szu-ur3#-[ra{muszen}]
32. um[{muszen}]
33. um gi-du3{muszen}
34. u5-sim{muszen}
35. u5-hur{muszen}
36. a12-ra2-bu{muszen}
37. a12-ra2-min3{muszen}
38. tum12{muszen}
39. tum12-gur4{muszen}
40. tum12-i-bi2{muszen}
41. ir7-sag{muszen}
column 5
1. amar#-[sag{muszen}]
2. su#-[din{muszen}]
3. arkab(|LAGAR#.IB|)[{muszen}]
4. kir4-gi4-[lu{muszen}]
5. a!(MIN)-da-ak[{muszen}]
6. bil2-za-za-gu3-balag-[...]-DU-za-na{muszen}
7. nuz muszen
8. amar muszen
9. siki
10. siki za-ri2-in
11. siki sag10
12. siki gu2 udu
13. siki gu2-bar!
14. siki bar udu usz2

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
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  • This artifact is composed of fragments.
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  • Genre(s): Literary > Wisdom or proverb, Literary, Scholarly or scientific > Mathematical (ETCSL 6.01.02 Proverbs Collection 02 (witness) Obv: Mathematical table + PC 2; Rev: OB Hh4 (stones, plants, fish, birds, clothing: Hh 16-19); Obv. i mathematical (table of 9); ii proverbs master copy; iii proverbs pupil's copy! Rev. mu#en. PP = CBS 14158 + N 5085. Copy: E. Chiera, SLT 69 (partial pu)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • N.d. [Reiner, Erica & Landsberger, Benno, MSL 10 (1970) 145 N (1432779)]

    history


  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: CBS 14158 + N 3976 + N 5085 + N 6061 + UM 29-15-499
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Lexical 000041 (OB Nippur Ura 04) composite (P498271) View the score

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Cite this Artifact

“CDLI Literary 000796, Ex. 093 Artifact Entry.” (2003) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P229306.

CDLI Literary 000796, ex. 093 artifact entry (No. P229306). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P229306 (Original work published 2003)

CDLI Literary 000796, ex. 093 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P229306 (Accessed: February 4, 2023).

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  • month = {feb 1},
  • title = {CDLI {Literary} 000796, ex. 093 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P229306},
}

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