CDLI Literary 000799, ex. 008 (P254860)

Mathematical tablet excavated in Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM —

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Scholarly or scientific > Mathematical, Literary > Wisdom or proverb (ETCSL 6.01.05 Proverbs Collection 05 (witness) calc., proverb)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
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1. {ansze}kunga2 ninda2-zu i3-zu-de3-en
2. u3 ama-zu i3-zu-de3
 en: kunga equid (onager), you will know your (bovine) breeder(?) and you will know your mother
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reverse
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  (numerical notations)

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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  • history: Alster Proverbs, Proverbs 119 K, 307, 466

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

  • history: UET 6, 0233

    [Gadd1963] Gadd, Cyril J., and Aaron Shaffer. 1963, 1966.

  • history: OECT 14, fig. A.5.9

    [Robson1999OECT14] Robson, Eleanor. 1999. Mesopotamian Mathematics, 2100-1600 BC. Technical Constants in Bureaucracy and Education. Oxford Editions of Cuneiform Texts, Vol. 14. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 17207.034
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-15 at 19:55:18 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2019-06-12 at 10:25:59 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:01:59 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View
2005-02-01 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Friberg, Jöran; Guerra, Dylan; Middeke-Conlin, Robert; Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000799, Ex. 008 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254860.
CDLI Literary 000799, ex. 008 artifact entry (No. P254860). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254860 (Original work published 2005)
CDLI Literary 000799, ex. 008 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254860 (Accessed: July 14, 2024).
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