CUSAS 33, 285 (P323293)

Letter tablet excavated in Adab (mod. Bismaya), dated to the ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340 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 49-02-128

Period

ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340 BC)

Provenience

Adab (mod. Bismaya)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Letter (Promissory oath of the brother of the seller of a boy named Umma.ki-ki-du10 and a female slave geme2 (e2-d?.nin-kasz) of ur-tur gal-szandana by ur-lu2 nu-banda3)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

53.0 mm × 58.0 mm

tablet
obverse
column 1
1. ummax(|GESZ.KUSZU2xKASKAL|){ki}-ki-du10
2. dumu ur-tur szandana-ka
3. e2-ga2#-nin-bi
4. geme2 ur-tur szandana-ka
5. e2 ad-da nar-ka
6. i3-gi4#
column 2
1. ur-lu2
2. nu-banda3#
3. ha-mu-ne-sa10-sa10
  blank space
reverse
column 1
1. ab#-zu#-ir-nun
2. u2-szu-ta
3. munu4-mu2
4. ki-ni i3-zu
5. lugal-kur szesz ur-tur-ke4
6. ki-ni he2-pa3
column 2
  blank space

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340 BC)
Consult word list of ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 53.0 high × 58.0 wide
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  • Artifact Preservation: complete
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  • Genre(s): Letter (Promissory oath of the brother of the seller of a boy named Umma.ki-ki-du10 and a female slave geme2 (e2-d?.nin-kasz) of ur-tur gal-szandana by ur-lu2 nu-banda3)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • primary: CUSAS 33, 285

    [Notizia2016CUSAS33] Notizia, Palmiro, and Giuseppe Visicato. 2016. Early Dynastic and Early Sargonic Administrative Texts Mainly from the Umma Region in the Cornell University Cuneiform Collections. Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology (CUSAS), Volume 33. Bethesda, Maryland: CDL Press.

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  • Museum No.: CUNES 49-02-128
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  • Provenience: Adab (mod. Bismaya)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2017-03-11 at 12:13:06 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2006-04-06 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Fitzgerald, Madeleine CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“CUSAS 33, 285 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). April 6, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323293.
CUSAS 33, 285 artifact entry (No. P323293). (2006, April 6). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323293
CUSAS 33, 285 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323293 (Accessed: July 12, 2024).
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	year = {2006},
	month = {apr 6},
	title = {CUSAS 33, 285 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323293},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323293},
}

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