UET 6, 0371 (P254894)

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

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tablet
obverse
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1. inim ab-ba-sze3
2. gizzal ke3-de3 u3?-te-qi2-a-am
3. ni2 szu-a gi4-gi4-de3 ra-ma-an-szu szu-lu-ma-am
 en: (Sum) So that he listens to (Akk to wait for(?)) the word of the father, and (thus) succeeds (Akk repays himself)
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4. dumu ama-ni-ir sun5-na <ni2> te-ga2
5. nam-ab-ba szid-de3
 en: The son (is to) humbly revere his mother (so that?) he is reckoned(?) (as possessor of) old age
  single ruling
6. en-na ku3-zu ku3 banda3{+da}-na
7. na-ga2-ah a2-asz2 sa2 e3-de3-en
 en: As long as you(!) can assign a price(?) to wisdom(?), idiot, you will achieve your wish regularly(?)
  single ruling
8. szesz gal szesz banda3{+da} dugud-de-dam#
9. nam#-lu2-lu7 ke3#-de3
 en: The older brother is to honor the younger brother and behave with humanity
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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, 0371

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

  • history: Alster Proverbs, Bendt, Proverbs 324

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

  • history: OECT 14, fig. A.5.4

    [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 17207.076
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2019-06-05 at 11:11:00 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. 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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This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000619 (Enlil A) composite (P478849) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“UET 6, 0371 Artifact Entry.” 2005. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2005. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254894.
UET 6, 0371 artifact entry (No. P254894). (2005, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254894
UET 6, 0371 artifact entry (2005) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254894 (Accessed: July 23, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-23]},
	year = {2005},
	month = {feb 1},
	title = {UET 6, 0371 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254894},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254894},
}

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