USC 6601 (P235413)

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 6601

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (labor numbers of male and female dependent laborers for field work)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

68.0 × 41.0 × 15.0

tablet
obverse
1. 1(gesz2) 5(u) 8(disz) 1/2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
2. 3(u) 1(disz) geme2 u4 1(disz)-sze3
3. a-sza3 gu2-edin-na
4. 2(u) 8(disz) 1/2(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
5. 2(u) 4(disz) geme2 u4 1(disz)-sze3
6. a-sza3 du6-{d}szara2 szu ur3-ra x zar3 tab-ba
7. 5(u) 3(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
8. ki-su7 ugur2-tur gub-ba
9. 1(u) gurusz# u4 1(disz)-sze3
10. gi gesz-gi? x x
reverse
1. giri3 lu2-{d}suen
2. 3(gesz2) 4(u)# 5(disz)# 1/2(disz)# gurusz# [u4 1(disz)]-sze3#
3. 2(u)# [geme2 u4 1(disz)-sze3] x
4. [...]
5. x [...] x
6. x [...] x
  blank space
  seal impression
7. mu# [{d}]amar#-{d#}suen# lugal#-e# sza#-[asz]-ru#-um mu-hul
seal 1
1. lugal-ku3-zu
2. dub-sar
3. dumu ur-nigar{gar} szusz3

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 68.0 high × 41.0 wide × 15.0 thick
  • Weight:
  • Artifact Preservation: 50%
  • Condition Description:
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  • Genre(s): Administrative (labor numbers of male and female dependent laborers for field work)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: USC 6601
  • Accession No.: K243

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
  • Elevation:
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.06.00.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

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Cite this Artifact

“USC 6601 Artifact Entry.” 1970. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). January 1, 1970. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P235413.

USC 6601 artifact entry (No. P235413). (1970, January 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P235413

USC 6601 artifact entry (1970) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P235413 (Accessed: February 6, 2023).

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  • note = {[Online; accessed 2023-02-06]},
  • year = {1970},
  • month = {jan 1},
  • title = {USC 6601 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P235413},
}

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