UET 6, 0295 (P254878)

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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British Museum, London, UK

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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 (mathematical calc., proverb)

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tablet
obverse
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1. hu-mu-un-im2#-e
 en: If he runs after(?) ...
2. hu-mu-un#-sar-re
 en: If he chases after ...
3. hu-mu-un#-GIR3
 en: If he is mighty/stretches out(?)
4. ib2-il2-x
 en: He will carry ...(?)
5. bi2-in-du11-ga
 en: The one who caused that to be said (this about him)(?)
6. lu2 dingir in-tuku-am3#
 en: He is a man who has had a god
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reverse
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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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  • primary: UET 6, 0295

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

  • history: Alster Proverbs, Proverbs 315

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

  • history: OECT 14, fig. A.5.6

    [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.

  • history: AOAT 297 (pp. 325-365), 356

    [Robson2002AOAT297] Robson, Eleanor. 2002. “More than Metrology: Mathematics Education in an Old Babylonian Scribal School.” In Under One Sky - Astronomy and Mathematics in the Ancient Near East, edited by Annette Imhausen, 297:325–65. Alter Orient Und Altes Testament.

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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2024-06-26 at 19:03:36 Firth, Richard Artifact, Other Entity Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:02:01 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
“UET 6, 0295 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 26, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254878.
UET 6, 0295 artifact entry (No. P254878). (2024, June 26). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254878 (Original work published 2005)
UET 6, 0295 artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254878 (Accessed: July 23, 2024).
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254878},
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