KKS 12a+b (P359946)

Letter tablet & envelope excavated in Kanesh (mod. Kültepe), dated to the Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC) period and now kept in Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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Museum Collection(s)

Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Museum Number

Prague I 459

Period

Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC)

Provenience

Kanesh (mod. Kültepe)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Letter

Language(s)

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Measurements

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tablet
obverse
1. um-ma szu-be-lum2 u3 a-na-li2-ma
2. a-na a-mur-dingir qi2-bi-ma
3. _ku3-babbar_ sza a-s,e2-er i3-li2-a
4. tu3-sze2-bi-la2-ni 1(u) 1(disz) 1/3(disz) <_gin2_> _ku3-babbar_
5. im-t,i2 u2-mu-ka3 _iti 2(disz)-kam_
6. e-ti2-qu2 um-ma szu-ut-ma
7. sza _iti 2(disz)-kam_ u3 sza-pa2-tim
8. s,i2-ib-tam2 a-la2-qe2
9. u3-la2 gi5-mi3-li li-hi-ib-lam
10. u2-la2 _ku3-babbar_ sze2-bi-la2-ma
11. t,up-pa2-ka3 i-li-bi
12. t,up-pi2-sza lu ni-isz-ku-un
13. u3-la2 gi5-mi3-li
reverse
1. na-ah-bi-il5-szu-um
2. t,up-pu-um a-na szu-be-lim
3. pa2-qi2-id 1(u) 1(disz) 1/3(disz) _gin2 ku3-babbar_
4. mu-t,a2-e a-na-li2
5. isz-qu2-ul _ku3-babbar_-ap2-szu
6. isz-ti2 pa2-ne2-e-ma
7. sze2-bi-la2-szu-um 1(disz) _ma-na_ 5(disz) _gin2_
8. _ku3-babbar_ szi2-im e-ma-re
9. sza a-na pi2-la2-ah-esz18-dar
10. tu3-sze2-bi-la2-ni 1(disz) 1/4(disz) _gin2_
11. mu-t,a2-u2 3(disz) 2/3(disz) _gin2_ 1(u) 5(disz) _sze_
12. s,i2-ib-tam2 il5-qe2-u2
13. 1(disz) 1/4(disz) _gin2 ku3-babbar_ mu-t,a2-u2
14. 3(disz) 2/3(disz) _gin2_ 1(u) 5(disz) _sze_ <<_gin2_>> _ku3-babbar_
left
1. s,i2-ib-tam2 a-na-li2-ma
2. isz-qu2-ul 1(u) 5(disz) _gin2 ku3-babbar_ a-na
3. szu-be-lim sze2-bi4-la2-ma t,up-pa2-ka3
4. lu-sze2-s,i2-a-am u2-la2 gi5-mi3-li
5. na-ah-bi-il5-szu-um
envelope
6. [...]-ki-a [...]
  seal A/41
  seal A/41
reverse
  seal A/41
left
  seal B/42
right
  seal B/42
seal A/41
1. szu-be-[lum2]
2. _dumu_ szu-esz18-dar

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC)
Consult word list of Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet & envelope
  • Material: Clay
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  • Genre(s): Letter
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  • Matouš, Lubor, and Marie Matoušova-Rajmova. 1984. [KKS 12a+b (Matouš1984-11)]

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  • Museum No.: Prague I 459
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  • Provenience: Kanesh (mod. Kültepe)
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This artifact is impressed by the following seal(s):

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 012195 (composite) (P500627) Kanesh (mod. Kültepe) Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC)

General Notes: -
CDLI Notes:

20091124 oatp: e. 6: NB: Teissier, Sealing 176 nr.523; e. 6: NB: Teissier, Sealing 134 nr.239

Cite this Artifact

“KKS 12a+b Artifact Entry.” 2007. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 12, 2007. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P359946.

KKS 12a+b artifact entry (No. P359946). (2007, February 12). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P359946

KKS 12a+b artifact entry (2007) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P359946 (Accessed: February 6, 2023).

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