Nisaba 16, 157 (P363071)

Administrative tablet excavated in Umma (mod. Tell Jokha), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 113789

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (messenger text)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

29.0 mm × 24.0 mm × 11.0 mm

tablet
obverse
1. 5(disz) sila3 [kasz 3(disz)] sila3 ninda 3(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
2. szu-esz18-dar
3. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 3(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
4. lu2-giri17-zal
5. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 3(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
6. hu-la-al
7. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 3(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
8. i-di3-a
9. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 3(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
10. u-bar
reverse
1. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 3(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
2. hu-ba
3. szunigin 2(ban2) 6(disz) sila3 kasz szunigin 1(ban2) 6(disz) sila3 ninda
4. szunigin 1(u) 8(disz) gin2 szum2 szunigin 1(u) 8(disz) gin2 i3
5. szunigin 1(u) 2(disz) gin2 naga
6. u4 1(u) 5(disz)-kam
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7. iti ezem-{d}szul-gi
8. mu us2-sa {d}szu-{d}suen lugal-e bad3 mar-tu mu-du3

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Consult word list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 29.0 high × 24.0 wide × 11.0 thick
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  • primary: UMTBM 4 = Nisaba 16, 157

    [d’Agostino2006UMTBM4] Agostino, Franco d’, and Janet Politi. 2006. Umma Messenger Texts in the British Museum, Part Four (UMTBM 4). Nisaba 16. Messina: Di.Sc.A.M.

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  • Museum No.: BM 113789
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  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šū-Suen.05.10.15 (us2 year)
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-08-19 at 13:27:14 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune; Smidt, Gustav Ryberg Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-21 at 07:42:50 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2017-03-03 at 09:55:11 Englund, Robert K. Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2015-12-20 at 14:15:12 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 15:03:53 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2009-04-10 at 08:54:03 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2007-02-26 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“Nisaba 16, 157 Artifact Entry.” (2007) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363071.
Nisaba 16, 157 artifact entry (No. P363071). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363071 (Original work published 2007)
Nisaba 16, 157 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363071 (Accessed: June 24, 2024).
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363071},
}

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