JCS 36, 251 (P254900)

Mathematical tablet excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Museum Number

UM 29-15-192

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Scholarly or scientific > Mathematical (prob., calc. (squares) Metrological calculation; problem text; area of a square; 4 lines)

Language(s)

Akkadian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
column 1
  blank space
1. 6.40
 en: 0;0,0,6,40 (surface-sar):
  blank space
column 2
  blank space
1. 2(disz) szu-si ib2-sa2
 en: 2 fingers squared,
2. a-sza3-bi en-nam
 en: its surface area is what?
3. a-sza3-bi igi 3(disz)-gal2 sze-kam
 en: Its surface area is of 1/3 barley-corn.
  calculation: 0;0,20 ninda squared = 0;0,0,6,40 surface-sar (1/3 barley-corn).
  double ruling
  blank space
reverse
  blank space

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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  • Museum No.: UM 29-15-192
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-01-19 at 10:11:27 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2015-07-10 at 12:52:33 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
“JCS 36, 251 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254900.
JCS 36, 251 artifact entry (No. P254900). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254900 (Original work published 2005)
JCS 36, 251 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254900 (Accessed: July 23, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
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	title = {JCS 36, 251 artifact entry},
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P254900},
}

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