CUSAS 27, 053 (P323480)

Administrative tablet excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), 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 49-08-075

Period

Old Akkadian (ca. 2340-2200 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (Barley distribution over a period of 14 months. This tablet gives the complete Nippur calendar, with some interesting and important variants. It gives the tenth month name as [a]b-e3-[Nibr]u, which is apparently the earliest mention of this month at Ni)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

79.0 mm × 44.0 mm

tablet
obverse
1. 2(barig@c) 2(ban2@c) sze i-ti-{d}iszkur
2. 2(barig@c) 3(ban2@c) _a-na_ x ARAD-e-bum#
3. iti sze-sag11-ku5 im#-ma#
4. iti bara2-za3-gar sze x x x
5. iti gu4-si-su sze gesz# ra#-a#
6. iti sig4-szub-ba-gar 1(u@c) gur sze gu4-gu4
7. iti szu-numun 1(u@c) 1(asz@c) gur sze libir
8. iti ne-izi-gar 1(u@c) 2(asz@c) gur sze libir
9. iti kin5-{d}inanna 1(u@c) 1(asz@c) gur# [sze ...]
10. iti du6-ku3 1(u@c) 2(asz@c) gur# sze# [...]
11. iti apin-du8-a 1(u@c) 1(asz@c) gur# [sze ...]
12. iti ga-an-ga-an-e3 1(u@c) 2(asz@c) gur sze libir
13. [iti] ab#-e3 1(u@c) 2(asz@c) gur [a-ga]-de3{ki} sze libir
reverse
1. [...] ur2-ra-ni sipa
2. <iti> ZIZ2#-A# 1(u@c) 1(asz@c) gur sze gibil e3-a ARAD-e-bum
3. iti-am3 us2-sa 1(u@c) 1(asz@c) gur sze ki-bi-ra{ki}
4. 1(asz@c) sze gur sar-ru-AL-mu-bi2
5. 5(asz@c) sze gur _a-na_ e2#
6. 3(u@c) sze gur _a-na_ ma2-gur8
7. iti sze-sag11-ku5 mu-a 4(u@c) la2 3(asz@c) gur sze e2 USZ A SZU# 7(asz@c)
  blank space
8. sze-ba _szu_ 1(u) 4(disz) itix(|UD@sxBAD|)

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Consult word list of Old Akkadian (ca. 2340-2200 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 79.0 high × 44.0 wide
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  • Artifact Preservation: 75%
  • Condition Description:
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  • Seal information:

    unsealed

  • Artifact comments:

  • Genre(s): Administrative (Barley distribution over a period of 14 months. This tablet gives the complete Nippur calendar, with some interesting and important variants. It gives the tenth month name as [a]b-e3-[Nibr]u, which is apparently the earliest mention of this month at Ni)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • primary: CUSAS 27, 53

    [Milano2015CUSAS27] Milano, Lucio, and Aage Westenholz. 2015. The “Šuilisu Archive” and Other Sargonic Texts in Akkadian. Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology (CUSAS) 27. Bethesda, Maryland: CDL Press.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: CUNES 49-08-075
  • Accession No.:

  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar) [uncertain] Provenience Comments:

    Shu-ilisu archive

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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2020-09-08 at 01:19:04 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Ozaki Tohru CDLI approved View
2016-10-05 at 15:44:39 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2016-07-04 at 12:38:11 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 27, 053 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). April 6, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323480.
CUSAS 27, 053 artifact entry (No. P323480). (2006, April 6). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323480
CUSAS 27, 053 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323480 (Accessed: July 13, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-13]},
	year = {2006},
	month = {apr 6},
	title = {CUSAS 27, 053 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323480},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P323480},
}

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