CDLI Literary 000795, ex. 053 (P254882)

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 6.01.01 Proverbs Collection 01 (witness) calc., proverb)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
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1. [...] ama#?-gu10 nin banda3{+da}-gu10 ma-ke3#-e#
 en: (When) my mother and my little sister act thusly to me(?)
2. x-e-a ga2-e
 en: ...
3. lu2 dim2-ma mu-da-lal
 en: ... am I one whose intellect is (so) deficient
4. te-gu10 mu-da-ab-ha-za e-sze
 en: (That) I would “hold my cheek” (pay attention?) to her?
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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 Coll. 1, p.6, 316

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

  • history: UET 6, 0301

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

  • history: OECT 14, fig. A.5.24

    [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 17207.085
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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 10:04:59 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI 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
“CDLI Literary 000795, Ex. 053 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254882.
CDLI Literary 000795, ex. 053 artifact entry (No. P254882). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254882 (Original work published 2005)
CDLI Literary 000795, ex. 053 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254882 (Accessed: July 14, 2024).
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254882},
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