UET 6, 0315 (P346368)

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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Museum Collection(s)

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 (Proverbs Collection 2)

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tablet
obverse
  blank space
1. ansze# i7!-da diri-ga
 en: A donkey (was) floating (downstream) in the river
2. ur-gir15 bar-rim4-ma igi DU-e-x
 en: A dog was ahead of him(?) on dry land
3. [a]-a ugu-gu10 me-sze3 al-du-un#
 en: (Saying) “My birth father, where are you going?
4. x MU te er2-gu10 ugu-zu ga-pa3#?
 en: ... I shall weep upon you/on your behalf(?)/My ... come near(?) that I may cast my eye upon you(?)”
  single ruling
5. e2 gurusz gal-gal-e#-ne-ka#
 en: In a house of many young men
6. {gesz}al#? [...] x-ra?-an-NE#?
 en: ... the hoe and the carrying basket(?)
7. ak#?-x [...]-x
 en: ...
8. PA# li#?-[...]
 en: ...
9'. UD UR#? [...]
 en: ...
  single ruling
  sic?
reverse
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1. DU#? x [...]
 en: "Run!"(?) ...
2. lugal-[...]
 en: The king ...
3. ku3-ga-ke4#-[esz]
 en: Because of the silver
4. ku3-sig17-ga-ke4#-[esz]
 en: Because of the gold
5. {uruda}szen-na-ke4-esz
 en: Because of the cauldron(?)
6. {uruda}szen-dili2-na-ke4-esz
 en: Because of the ewer
7. ga2-e ba-til-de3-en
 en: I am to be finished
  blank space

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, 0315

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

  • history: Alster Proverbs, Proverbs 290, 318

    [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 17207.132
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2019-05-29 at 21:01:59 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, 0315 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 2, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346368.
UET 6, 0315 artifact entry (No. P346368). (2006, November 2). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346368
UET 6, 0315 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346368 (Accessed: July 23, 2024).
@misc{2006UET,
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-23]},
	year = {2006},
	month = {nov 2},
	title = {UET 6, 0315 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346368},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346368},
}

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