N 1855 (P276971)

Legal 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

N 1855

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Legal (Contract?; concerning fields?; 9x8 lines)

Language(s)

Akkadian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
  beginning broken
1'. [...] x x [...]
2'. {disz#}{d}nin#-urta#?-[...]
3'. a-sza3 LAM-KA [...]
4'. u3 nig2-gu2-na e2-a# [...]
5'. 3(disz) {gesz!}ig mi-ri2#-[za ...]
6'. 1(disz) {na4}kikken2! bahar2 szu# [...]
  |HIxASZ|
7'. 1(disz) {na4}kikken2! zi3!-gu [...]
  |HIxASZ|, KU
8. ha-la ba nu-x-[...]
  single ruling
9. 3(iku) GAN2# a-sza3 apin# [...]
10. [...] x x [...]
  rest broken
reverse
  beginning broken
1'. x [...] x [...]
2'. 5(disz) sar e2 du3#?-[a ...]
3'. da e2 x-[...]
4'. 1(esze3) GAN2 a-sza3# [...]
5'. 2(iku) GAN2 a-sza3# [...]
6'. 4(u) sar {gesz}kiri6#? [...]
7'. {disz}u3#?-mu-[...]
8'. {disz}a-ma-at#-[...]
9'. {disz}{d}EN-x-[...]
  rest broken

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
  • Measurements (mm):
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  • Artifact Preservation: fragment
  • Condition Description: left side
  • Join Information:
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  • Genre(s): Legal (Contract?; concerning fields?; 9x8 lines)
  • Language(s): Akkadian


  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: N 1855
  • Accession No.:

  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-01-21 at 07:48:15 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2014-04-11 at 09:54:55 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2005-10-24 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Fitzgerald, Madeleine; Peterson, Jeremiah Penn Museum CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“N 1855 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P276971.
N 1855 artifact entry (No. P276971). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P276971 (Original work published 2005)
N 1855 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P276971 (Accessed: April 15, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
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	title = {N 1855 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P276971},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P276971},
}

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