UET 6, 0310 (P346365)

Wisdom or proverb tablet excavated in Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM —

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary > Wisdom or proverb (Proverb)

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tablet
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1. gesztu2 ku3-zu gesztu2#-[...]
 en: Intelligence, wisdom, ...
2. KA TUG2 nam-lu2-lu7#-[...]
 en: ... humanity ...
3. szu na-ba-an-du7-[...]
 en: ... should not perfect
4. ki-inim-ma-ke4 nam-ba#-[...]
 en: The witness should not .../... should not ... testimony(?)
5. sag nu-erim2-gin7 gesz [...]
 en: ... smite like the head of an enemy(?)
6. ki-ma-an-ze2-er KA [...]
 en: A “slippery place"(?) ...
7. ki dingir-ra-ke4 ba-an-x-[...]
 en: ... the site of a god/shrine(?)
8. inim-zu ka-sze3 hu-mu-x-[...]
 en: And therefore/May(?) your word(?) ... to your mouth(?)
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Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Consult word list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: UET 6, 0310

    [Gadd1963] Gadd, Cyril J., and Aaron Shaffer. 1963, 1966.

  • history: Alster Proverbs, Proverbs 317

    [AlsterProverbs1997] Alster, Bendt. 1997. Proverbs of Ancient Sumer: The World’s Earliest Proverb Collection.

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  • Museum No.: BM —
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 17207.117
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2019-05-29 at 21:02:01 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View
2006-11-02 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Foxvog, Daniel A.; Guerra, Dylan; Peterson, Jeremiah; Veldhuis, Niek; Wolfe, Jared N. CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“UET 6, 0310 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 2, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346365.
UET 6, 0310 artifact entry (No. P346365). (2006, November 2). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346365
UET 6, 0310 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346365 (Accessed: July 14, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-14]},
	year = {2006},
	month = {nov 2},
	title = {UET 6, 0310 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346365},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346365},
}

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