MLC 02309 (P296868)

Administrative bulla excavated in Umma (mod. Tell Jokha), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in J. Pierpont Morgan Library Collection, Yale Babylonian Collection, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

J. Pierpont Morgan Library Collection, Yale Babylonian Collection, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Museum Number

MLC 02309

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Bulla

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

-

Has seal impression(s)

bulla
surface a
1. 2(asz) 4(barig) 2(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 kasz
2. 2(disz) kasz dida du 3(ban2)
3. 2(disz) kasz dida du 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3
4. 2(asz) 9(disz) sila3 ninda du
5. 1(barig) 3(ban2) dabin
6. 3(ban2) sze
7. 1(disz) udu
surface b
1. 1(ban2) 4(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 2(disz) gin2 i3-gesz
2. 8(disz) 5/6(disz) sila3 6(disz) gin2 igi-sag szum2-gaz
3. 5(disz) 5/6(disz) sila3 4(disz) gin2 naga gum
4. sa2-du11 kas4 sza3 an-za-gar3 i7 gir2-su{ki}
5. giri3 lu2-du10-ga sukkal kas4#
surface c
1. kiszib3 lu2-kal-la
2. iti sig4-{gesz}i3-szub-ba-gar
3. u4 3(u) la2 1(disz)-kam
4. mu us2-sa {d}szu-{d}suen lugal uri5{ki}-ma-ke4 bad3 mar-tu mu-ri-iq-ti-id-ni-im mu-du3
seal 1
1. ur-{d}nun-gal
2. dub-sar
3. dumu ur-{d}szara2
seal 2
1. lu2-kal-la
2. dub-sar
3. dumu ur-e11-e szusz3

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Consult word list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

  • Artifact type: Bulla
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm):
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  • Condition Description:
  • Join Information:
  • Seal no.:
  • Seal information:

    seal association uncertain

  • Artifact comments:


  • primary: Anc. Mes. Speaks, p. 216, no. 25

    [Lassen2019AncMesSpeaks] Lassen, Agnete, Eckart Frahm, and Klaus Wagensonner, eds. 2019. Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection. Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University.

  • history: Mayr, PhD diss, p. 310

    [Mayr1997diss] Mayr, Rudolf H. 1997. “The Seal Impressions of Ur III Umma.” Phdthesis, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: MLC 02309
  • Accession No.:

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
  • Elevation:
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šū-Suen.05.02.29
  • Alternative Years:
  • Date Comments:
  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-12 at 11:19:36 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Pagé-Perron, Émilie Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2023-01-21 at 07:01:26 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2022-02-14 at 16:34:07 Firth, Richard Atf Firth, Richard CDLI approved View
2014-09-19 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Firth, Richard CDLI approved View

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

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 000493.2 (composite) (P457990) Umma (mod. Tell Jokha) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
CDLI Seals 002932.2 (composite) (P533566) - -

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Cite this Artifact
“MLC 02309 Artifact Entry.” (2014) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 12, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P296868.
MLC 02309 artifact entry (No. P296868). (2023, June 12). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P296868 (Original work published 2014)
MLC 02309 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P296868 (Accessed: June 15, 2024).
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P296868},
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