CDLI Seals 001439 (physical) (P247679)

Administrative Cylinder seal excavated in Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar), dated to the ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 122536

Period

ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340 BC)

Provenience

Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

Material(s)

Bone > Shell

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

49.0 mm × 31.0 mm

Seal

  • Artifact type: Cylinder seal Artifact type comments:

    physical

  • Material: Bone > Shell
  • Measurements (mm): 49.0 high × 31.0 wide
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  • Join Information:
  • Seal no.: S001439
  • Seal information:
  • Artifact comments:

    physical


  • primary: RIME 1, .13.03.01, ex. 01

    [Frayne2008RIME1] Frayne, Douglas R. 2008. Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia Early Periods 1. University of Toronto Press.

  • history: WAS 1, 19c

    [Wiseman1962WAS1] Wiseman, Donald J. 1962. Uruk-Early Dynastic Periods. Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum 1.

  • history: UE 2, no. 055

    [Woolley1934UE2] Woolley, C. Leonard. 1934. The Royal Cemetery: A Report on the Predynastic and Sargonic Graves Excavated between 1926 and 1931. Ur Excavations, vol. 2.

  • citation: Iraq 22, (pp. 69-89), 71 no. 06

    [SollbergerIraq22FsWoolley] Sollberger, Edmond. 1960. “Notes on the Early Inscriptions from Ur and El-’Obēd.” Iraq 22: Ur in Retrospect. In Memory of Sir C. Leonard Woolley.

  • citation: Fs Owen p.143-158, p. 152-156

    [Such-Gutiérrez2010Königsinschriften] Such-Gutiérrez, Marcos. 2010. “Die Königsinschriften Des III. Jahrtausends Im British Museum. Ein Erster Bericht Und Fünf Neue Texte.” In Why Should Someone Who Know Something Conceal It? Cuneiform Studies in Honor of David I. Owen on His 70th Birthday, edited by Alexandra Kleinerman and Jack M. Sasson, 143–58. Bethesda: CDL Press.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM 122536
  • Accession No.: 1929-10-17, 0348

  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 11751
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  • Period: ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Mes-KALAM-du.00.00.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2024-02-29 at 19:30:47 Firth, Richard Artifact Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2023-10-05 at 17:40:23 Firth, Richard Artifact Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2023-09-10 at 21:32:33 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-09-04 at 09:08:50 Firth, Richard Artifact Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2023-06-28 at 23:15:35 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Hafford, William B.; Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2013-10-31 at 10:51:30 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2013-09-03 at 17:01:43 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-10-12 at 06:44:25 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2011-07-03 at 10:21:37 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2008-10-09 at 16:05:24 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2007-02-12 at 22:49:58 Johnson, J. Cale Atf Johnson, J. Cale CDLI approved View
2006-10-12 at 12:38:22 CDLI Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2004-08-04 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Foxvog, Daniel A.; Guerra, Dylan; Johnson, J. Cale CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Seals 001439 (Physical) Artifact Entry.” (2004) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 29, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P247679.
CDLI Seals 001439 (physical) artifact entry (No. P247679). (2024, February 29). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P247679 (Original work published 2004)
CDLI Seals 001439 (physical) artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P247679 (Accessed: April 18, 2024).
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