USC 6500 (P235315)

Administrative tablet excavated in Umma (mod. Tell Jokha), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in Archaeological Research Collection, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Archaeological Research Collection, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

Museum Number

USC 6500

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (labor workers on fields)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

55.0 × 42.0 × 20.0

tablet
obverse
1. [n] gurusz# u4# 1(disz)-sze3 {gesz#?}x [...] x
2. 4(disz)# gurusz# [...] gu4#-e us2#-[...]
3. 2(u) [gurusz] u4 1(disz)#-sze3# zar3# tab-ba
4. a#-[sza3 ...] du3#-a#
5. n 3(u) 2(disz)#? gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3 {gesz#}x-da-ri
6. 1(u) 4(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3 gu4-e-us2-sa
7. 2(u) 2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3# zar3 tab-ba
8. a-sza3 i7 lugal
reverse
1. 4(u) 4(disz) gurusz# u4# 1(disz)-sze3# [...]
2. 4(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3 gu4-e#-us2#
3. a-sza3 muru13
4. 2(gesz2) 3(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
5. 2(disz)#? gurusz tu-ra# u4 1(disz)-sze3 zar3# tab-ba# szu# ur3#-ra
6. 4(gesz2) 3(u) 2(disz) gurusz# u4# 1(disz)#-sze3#
7. [...] x da x x x
8. 2(u)# n gurusz u4# 1(disz)#-sze3# x x
9. [...] x x [...]
10. [a-sza3] ab#-ba-x x x
11. [...] giri3 x x x
12. [...]
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13. mu# en#-unu6#-gal [{d}inanna ba-hun]
seal 1
1. lugal-ku3-[zu]
2. dub-sar
3. dumu ur-nigar{gar}

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 55.0 high × 42.0 wide × 20.0 thick
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  • Artifact Preservation: 75%
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: USC 6500
  • Accession No.: 279a

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.05.00.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

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Cite this Artifact

“USC 6500 Artifact Entry.” 1970. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). January 1, 1970. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P235315.

USC 6500 artifact entry (No. P235315). (1970, January 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P235315

USC 6500 artifact entry (1970) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P235315 (Accessed: February 6, 2023).

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  • note = {[Online; accessed 2023-02-06]},
  • year = {1970},
  • month = {jan 1},
  • title = {USC 6500 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P235315},
}

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