UET 6, 0250 (P254863)

Wisdom or proverb 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)

Literary > Wisdom or proverb (calc., proverb)

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tablet
obverse
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1. iri#{ki}-iri{ki}
2. silim nu-tag-ga
3. lu2-lux(URU)-lu2-lux(URU)
4. silim bi2-tag-ga
 en: Cities do not boast(?), men(?) boast(?)
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reverse
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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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  • primary: UET 6, 0250

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

  • history: Alster Proverbs, Proverbs 309

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

  • history: OECT 14, fig. A.5.20

    [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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  • Museum No.: BM —
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 17207.030
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2019-05-29 at 21:01:58 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. 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
“UET 6, 0250 Artifact Entry.” 2005. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2005. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254863.
UET 6, 0250 artifact entry (No. P254863). (2005, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254863
UET 6, 0250 artifact entry (2005) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254863 (Accessed: July 14, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-14]},
	year = {2005},
	month = {feb 1},
	title = {UET 6, 0250 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254863},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254863},
}

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