Nisaba 10, 004 (P321088)

Administrative tablet & envelope excavated in Girsu (mod. Tello), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 018218A

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Girsu (mod. Tello)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (messenger Loan of barley (åe åuku énsi åe ur5-ra-åè) received by Ur-giå-dar-dù from Ur-ni9-gar; case unopened; seal: Ur-giå-dar-dù dumu Ur-∂Nin-gis-zi-da (CBT 2))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

41.0 mm × 48.0 mm × 23.0 mm

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 3(u) la2 2(disz@t) erin2 1(barig) sze-ta
2. sze-bi 5(asz) 3(barig) gur
  blank space
  seal impression
3. sze szuku ensi2
4. sze ur5-ra-sze3
5. i3-dub {d}nin-hur-sag-lu2-ku3-nun-ta
6. ki ur-nigar{gar}-ta
reverse
1. kiszib3# ur#-{gesz}dar-du3 ugula
2. e2# {d}nin-mar{ki}-me
  blank space
  seal impression
3. nu-banda3 a-tu dumu la-la
  blank space
4. iti amar-a-a-si
5. mu us2-sa ki-masz{ki} ba-hul
seal 1
1. ur-{gesz}dar-du3#
2. dumu ur-{d}nin-ti-sar#?

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: Tablet & envelope Artifact type comments:

    unopened envelope

  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 41.0 high × 48.0 wide × 23.0 thick
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  • Seal information:
  • Artifact comments:

    unopened envelope

  • Genre(s): Administrative (messenger Loan of barley (åe åuku énsi åe ur5-ra-åè) received by Ur-giå-dar-dù from Ur-ni9-gar; case unopened; seal: Ur-giå-dar-dù dumu Ur-∂Nin-gis-zi-da (CBT 2))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • primary: Nisaba 10, 4

    [Paoletti2005Nisaba10] Paoletti, Paola, and Gabriella Spada. 2005. Testi Še-Ur₅-Ra Da Girsu Conservati al British Museum. Nisaba 10. Messina: Di.Sc.A.M.

  • history: QNAR 1, BM 18218

    [Altavilla2005QNAR1] Altavilla, Stefania. 2005. Neo-Sumerian Sealing Impressions in the British Museum. Quaderni Napoletani Di Assiriologie. Ricerche 1. Roma: Aracne.

    (seal)


  • history: CBT 2, BM 018218 (catalogue)

    [CBT21996] Sigrist, Marcel, Hugo H. Figulla, and Christopher B. F. Walker. 1996. Catalogue of the Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum. Vol. 2. British Museum Press.

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  • Museum No.: BM 018218A
  • Accession No.: 1894-10-17, 0006a

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
  • Elevation:
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šulgi.47.10.00 (us2 year)
  • Alternative Years:
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-10-29 at 22:09:26 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-07-19 at 08:33:09 Firth, Richard Artifact Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2017-10-13 at 15:03:16 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2015-05-05 at 09:58:45 CDLI Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2013-06-07 at 13:25:50 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 14:52:31 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2009-04-10 at 08:48:54 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2006-04-04 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Alivernini, Sergio; Molina, Manuel CDLI approved View

Consult this artifact as presented on the website of collections and projects:

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

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 005450 (composite) (P458160) Girsu (mod. Tello) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact
“Nisaba 10, 004 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). October 29, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P321088.
Nisaba 10, 004 artifact entry (No. P321088). (2023, October 29). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P321088 (Original work published 2006)
Nisaba 10, 004 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P321088 (Accessed: July 20, 2024).
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