UET 6, 0367 (P254893)

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

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 (mathematical calc., proverb)

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tablet
obverse
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1. lu2 nig2-tuku-tuku lu2 nig2-nu-tuku a-ap-nu-um a-na sza?-x-im#?
2. gig-sze3 mim#?-ma mu-ur-s,i2-im im-gar sza-ki-in-szu-um#
 en: The very rich man has set the poor man towards sickness(?) (Akk.) The poor man makes the rich man (suffer) every manner of sickness
  single ruling
3. da#? x ru-a HAR x-gu-x-[...]
4. su-gu7 ri#?-szi-tum nig2 u4 da-ri2-[ka] sza da-ri-a-tim
 en: ..., the sugu disease is an everlasting thing
  single ruling
5. da?-ri-a sumur2 an-dul3?
6. su-gu7 nig2 u4 da#-ri2#-ka#
 en: Support(?), a canopy/roof(?), shade(?), need(?) (are) everlasting thing(s)
  blank space
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, 0367

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

  • history: Alster Proverbs, Proverbs 324

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

  • history: OECT 14, fig. A.5.43

    [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 17207.054
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2019-06-05 at 11:10:36 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-06-01 at 14:34:09 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View
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, 0367 Artifact Entry.” 2005. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2005. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254893.
UET 6, 0367 artifact entry (No. P254893). (2005, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254893
UET 6, 0367 artifact entry (2005) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254893 (Accessed: July 23, 2024).
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	title = {UET 6, 0367 artifact entry},
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254893},
}

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