CUSAS 20, 036 (P323405)

Letter tablet excavated in Adab (mod. Bismaya), dated to the Old Akkadian (ca. 2340-2200 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 49-05-079

Period

Old Akkadian (ca. 2340-2200 BC)

Provenience

Adab (mod. Bismaya)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Letter (Letter-order of lugal-a-mu to e2-ur2-[bi], about travel arrangements for the scribe Adda. It contains an oath to Dingirmah and Ishkur.)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

47.0 mm × 32.0 mm × 18.0 mm

tablet
obverse
1. lugal-a-mu#
2. na#-be2-a
3. e2#-sig4#-[ra]
4. u3#-na-du11
5. ma2 nig2-sa-ha
6. GUR8-la-BI
7. zi3 he2-la2-e
8. ad-da
reverse
1. dub-sar
2. he2-da-du
3. mu dingir-mah
4. mu {d}iszkur
5. an-pa3
6. kasz ba-ra-na8-na8
7. ma2-ba nig2#? en-na bi2-la2

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Old Akkadian (ca. 2340-2200 BC)
Consult word list of Old Akkadian (ca. 2340-2200 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 47.0 high × 32.0 wide × 18.0 thick
  • Weight:
  • Artifact Preservation: complete
  • Condition Description:
  • Join Information:
  • Seal no.:
  • Seal information:

    unsealed

  • Artifact comments:

  • Genre(s): Letter (Letter-order of lugal-a-mu to e2-ur2-[bi], about travel arrangements for the scribe Adda. It contains an oath to Dingirmah and Ishkur.)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • primary: CUSAS 20, 36

    [Pomponio2015CUSAS20] Pomponio, Francesco, and Giuseppe Visicato. 2015. Middle Sargonic Tablets Chiefly from Adab in the Cornell University Collections. Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology (CUSAS), Volume 20. Bethesda, Maryland: CDL Press.

    letter order


  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: CUNES 49-05-079
  • Accession No.:

  • Provenience: Adab (mod. Bismaya)
  • Elevation:
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  • Period: Old Akkadian (ca. 2340-2200 BC)
  • Period Comments:

    Middle Sargonic

  • Dates Referenced: 00.00.00.00
  • Alternative Years:
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2022-10-01 at 07:29:18 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Pagé-Perron, Émilie Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2022-03-30 at 11:58:47 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Atf Pagé-Perron, Émilie CDLI approved View
2016-01-06 at 12:43:05 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 20, 036 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2022. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). October 1, 2022. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323405.
CUSAS 20, 036 artifact entry (No. P323405). (2022, October 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323405 (Original work published 2006)
CUSAS 20, 036 artifact entry (2022) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323405 (Accessed: June 20, 2024).
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	year = {2022},
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	title = {CUSAS 20, 036 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323405},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323405},
}

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