CDLI Literary 000796, ex. 026 (P230961)

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

N 5956

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary > Wisdom or proverb (ETCSL 6.01.02 Proverbs Collection 02 (witness) Obv: Proverb collection 2; Rev: Proverb collection 2; Tablet is cut, very probably type II tablet.)

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Sumerian

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  • Genre(s): Literary > Wisdom or proverb (ETCSL 6.01.02 Proverbs Collection 02 (witness) Obv: Proverb collection 2; Rev: Proverb collection 2; Tablet is cut, very probably type II tablet.)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: Alster Proverbs, Proverbs coll.2, p.40

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

  • history: Gordon SP, 162 pl.40 J, N 5956

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

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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000796, Ex. 026 Artifact Entry.” (2003) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 14, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P230961.
CDLI Literary 000796, ex. 026 artifact entry (No. P230961). (2023, June 14). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P230961 (Original work published 2003)
CDLI Literary 000796, ex. 026 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P230961 (Accessed: May 24, 2024).
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