CDLI Literary 000796, ex. 022 (P229713)

Mathematical tablet excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures West Asia & North Africa Museum (formerly Oriental Institute), Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures West Asia & North Africa Museum (formerly Oriental Institute), Chicago, Illinois, USA

Museum Number

OIM A22985

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Scholarly or scientific > Mathematical, Literary > Wisdom or proverb (ETCSL 6.01.02 Proverbs Collection 02 (witness) Obv: Mathematical table or list; Rev: Proverb collection 2; Photograph: Gordon, Pl. 70. Rev. = 52, bis. Obv. and lower third of rev.: mathematical calculations.)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
1. dub-sar lu2# [gu-ra-ah]
2. nam-tag-ga-ni ab-gu#-[ul]
3. 17.46.40 9
4. 1.30
reverse
1. 17.46.40
2. igi#-bi 3.22.30
  double ruling
3. 17.46.40 [9]
4. 2.40 22.30
5. 3.22.30

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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  • Condition Description: See Veldhuis JAOS 120, 394 on shape of tablet
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  • history: Alster Proverbs, Proverbs 042

    [AlsterProverbs1997] Alster, Bendt. 1997. Proverbs of Ancient Sumer: The World’s Earliest Proverb Collection.

  • history: Gordon SP, 171 pl. 70 A 29985

    [Gordon1959SP] Gordon, Edmund I. 1959. Sumerian Proverbs : Glimpses of Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia. University of Pennsylvania. University Museum.

  • history: SCIAMVS 1, p.11-48, p. 20-21

    [Robson2000Philadelphia] Robson, Eleanor. 2000. “Mathematical Cuneiform Tablets in Philadelphia. Part 1: Problems and Calculations.” SCIAMVS 1: 11–48.

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  • Museum No.: OIM A22985
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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  • Excavation No: 2N-T0500
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-14 at 22:28:20 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2014-08-18 at 14:36:19 Englund, Robert K. Atf Firth, Richard CDLI approved View
2014-08-18 at 14:30:04 Englund, Robert K. Atf Firth, Richard CDLI approved View
2003-09-11 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Veldhuis, Niek Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Lexical Texts CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000796, Ex. 022 Artifact Entry.” (2003) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 14, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P229713.
CDLI Literary 000796, ex. 022 artifact entry (No. P229713). (2023, June 14). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P229713 (Original work published 2003)
CDLI Literary 000796, ex. 022 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P229713 (Accessed: April 16, 2024).
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