SA 185 (P273650)

Legal tablet & envelope dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in Special Collections and Archives, John T. Richardson Library, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Special Collections and Archives, John T. Richardson Library, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Museum Number

Souvay 79

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

-

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Legal

Language(s)

-

Measurements

70.0 mm × 45.0 mm

Has fragments Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. _3(u) 3(asz) 1(barig) sze# gur_
2. _gar-ra_ na-bi-ma-ma
3. isz-tu _3(u) sze gur_
4. sza {d}szul-pa-e3-qar-du
5. u3 _4(asz) 5(ban2) sze gur_
6. sza i3-li2-um-ma-ti
7. a-na i3-li2-am-ta-ha-ar
8. id-di-nu
9. _ur5_-su2
10. _szu ti-a_ i3-li2-i-din-nam
11. _ki_ i3-li2-am-ta-ha-ar
reverse
1. _iti sig4-a_
2. _3(u) 3(asz) 1(barig) sze gur_
3. _i3-ag2-e_
4. _igi_ {d}utu-sipa
5. _igi_ {d}suen-im-gur-an-ni
6. _igi_ ri-im-{d}iszkur
7. _kiszib-ba-a-ni ib2-ra_
8. _iti gan-gan-e3 u4 2(u) 7(disz)-kam_
9. _mu_ sa-am-su-i-lu-na _lugal {d}utu {d}marduk e-ne-bi-da alan szud3-szud3-de3 [{d}lamma] ku3#-sig17_
envelope
obverse
1. _3(u) 3(asz) 1(barig) sze# gur_
2. _gar-ra_ na-bi-ma#-ma
3. isz-tu _3(u) sze gur_
4. sza {d}szul-pa-e3-qar-du#
5. u3 _4(asz) 5(ban2) sze gur_
6. sza i3-li2-um-ma-ti
7. a-na i3-li2-am-ta-ha-ar
8. id-di-nu
9. _ur5_-su2
10. _szu ti-a_ i3-li2-i-din-nam
11. _ki_ i3#-[li2-am-ta-ha-ar]
reverse
1. [_iti sig4-a_]
2. [_3(u) 3(asz) 1(barig) sze] gur#_
3. [_i3-ag2]-e#_
4. [_igi_ {d}utu]-sipa#
5. [_igi_ {d}suen-im-gur-an]-ni#
6. [_igi_ ri]-im-{d}iszkur
7. [_kiszib-ba]-a-ni ib2-ra_
8. [_iti] gan-gan-e3 u4 [2(u) 7(disz)-kam_]
9. [_mu_ sa-am-su-i-lu-na _lugal {d}utu {d}marduk] e#-ne-bi#-ta! alan szud3#-szud3#-de3 {d}lamma# ku3#-sig17_
seal 1
1. ta-ri-bu-um
2. _dumu_ a-pil#-i3-li2-szu
3. [_ARAD_ AN? {d}]mar-tu
seal 2
1. [x x?] x NI [x]
2. _dumu#_ i3#-li2#-ia
3. _ARAD_ AN# {d}mar-tu

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 & envelope
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 70.0 high × 45.0 wide
  • Weight:
  • Artifact Preservation:
  • This artifact is composed of fragments.
  • Condition Description: envelope: 77x54mm
  • Join Information:
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  • Genre(s): Legal
  • Language(s):


  • primary: Jean, SA, 185

    [Jean1923SA] Jean, Charles-François. 1923. Šumer et Akkad. Contribution à l’histoire de La Civilisation Dans La Basse-Mésopotamie. Paris: Paul Geuthner.

  • history: StLouis, 222

    [Freedman1975StLouis] Freedman, R. David. 1975. “The Cuneiform Tablets in St. Louis.” Phdthesis.

  • history: YOS 15, 89

    [Goetze2009YOS15] Goetze, Albrecht. 2009. Cuneiform Texts from Various Collections. Yale Oriental Series, Babylonian Texts 15. New Haven: Yale University Press.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: Souvay 79
  • Accession No.:

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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2024-05-27 at 18:55:52 Firth, Richard Artifact, Other Entity Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2021-04-11 at 12:10:42 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2005-08-05 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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    There is no external resource for this artifact yet.

This artifact is impressed by the following seal(s):

Seal Provenience Period Date
dummy composite seal for unidentified seals (P533185) - -

General Notes: -
CDLI Notes:

P273650 leadP273650 lead

Cite this Artifact
“SA 185 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). May 27, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P273650.
SA 185 artifact entry (No. P273650). (2024, May 27). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P273650 (Original work published 2005)
SA 185 artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P273650 (Accessed: July 16, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-16]},
	year = {2024},
	month = {may 27},
	title = {SA 185 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P273650},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P273650},
}

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