Nisaba 32, 053 (P323149)

Administrative tablet excavated in Umma (mod. Tell Jokha), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

Museum Number

CUNES 48-11-005

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (12-month summary of female laborers, apparently employed as laborers. The tablet is interesting for two reasons: it gives the complete Umma calendar (the first month, which was presumably in line 3, is broken away), and it shows a labor force that remain)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

81.0 mm × 50.0 mm

tablet
obverse
1. [...] geme2 3(ban2)#
2. [n] 3(disz)#? geme2 a2 1/2(disz) 3(ban2)
3. iti sig4-{gesz}i3-szub-ba-ga2-ra
4. 5(u) 1(disz) geme2 3(ban2)
5. 8(disz) geme2 a2 1/2(disz) 3(ban2)
6. iti sze-kar-ra-gal2-la
7. 5(u) geme2 3(ban2)
8. 8(disz) geme2 a2 1/2(disz) 3(ban2)
9. iti nesag
10. 5(u) 1(disz) geme2 3(ban2)
11. 8(disz) geme2 a2 1/2(disz) 3(ban2)
12. iti dal
13. 5(u) 1(disz) geme2 3(ban2)
14. 7(disz) geme2 a2 1/2(disz) 3(ban2)
15. iti szu-numun-na
16. 5(u) 1(disz) geme2 3(ban2)
17. 7(disz) geme2 a2 1/2(disz) 3(ban2)
18. iti min3-esz3
reverse
1. 5(u) 1(disz) geme2 3(ban2)
2. 7(disz) geme2 a2 1/2(disz) 3(ban2)
3. iti e2-iti-6(disz)
4. 5(u) 1(disz) geme2 3(ban2)
5. 7(disz) geme2 a2 1/2(disz) 3(ban2)
6. iti {d}li9-si4
7. 5(u) 1(disz) geme2 3(ban2)
8. 7(disz) geme2 a2 1/2(disz) 3(ban2)
9. iti ezem-{d}szul-gi
10. 5(u) 1(disz) geme2 3(ban2)
11. 7(disz) geme2 a2 1/2(disz) 3(ban2)
12. iti pa4-u2-e
13. 5(u) 1(disz) geme2 3(ban2)
14. 7(disz) geme2 a2 1/2(disz) 3(ban2)
15. iti {d}dumu-zi
  blank space
  rest broken
left
1. [...] usz#-bar sze-ba-ta [...]-ke4 mu-ge-en6

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
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 81.0 high × 50.0 wide
  • Weight:
  • Artifact Preservation: 75%
  • Condition Description: The upper edge of the tablet is broken away
  • Join Information:
  • Seal no.:
  • Seal information:

    unsealed

  • Artifact comments:

  • Genre(s): Administrative (12-month summary of female laborers, apparently employed as laborers. The tablet is interesting for two reasons: it gives the complete Umma calendar (the first month, which was presumably in line 3, is broken away), and it shows a labor force that remain)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • primary: Nisaba 32, 53

    [Notizia2019Nisaba32] Notizia, Palmiro. 2019. Neo-Sumerian Administrative Texts from the Rosen Collection. Nisaba 32. Messina: DICAM.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: CUNES 48-11-005
  • Accession No.:

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
  • Elevation:
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2020-10-03 at 03:44:30 Firth, Richard Atf Firth, Richard CDLI approved View
2006-04-06 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Fitzgerald, Madeleine CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“Nisaba 32, 053 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). April 6, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323149.
Nisaba 32, 053 artifact entry (No. P323149). (2006, April 6). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323149
Nisaba 32, 053 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323149 (Accessed: June 20, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-20]},
	year = {2006},
	month = {apr 6},
	title = {Nisaba 32, 053 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323149},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323149},
}

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