Nisaba 16, 158 (P363072)

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 113790

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

26.0 mm × 26.0 mm × 13.0 mm

tablet
obverse
1. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
2. {gesz}kin2-na-i3-sa6
3. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
4. ad-da
5. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
6. szu-esz18-dar
7. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
8. ma-asz2
9. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
10. ep-qu2-sza
11. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 3(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
12. kur-bi-la-ak
reverse
1. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
2. puzur4-ma-ma
3. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
4. szu-ku8-ub
5. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
6. da-a-a
7. 1(ban2) kasz 1(ban2) dabin [1(u) gin2] i3#
8. na-silim
9. szunigin 4(ban2) 9(disz) sila3 kasz szunigin 2(ban2) 4(disz) sila3 ninda 1(ban2) dabin
10. szunigin 2/3(disz) sila3 5(disz) gin2 szum2 szunigin 1/2(disz) sila3 7(disz) gin2 i3
11. szunigin 1(u) 8(disz) gin2 naga
left
1. u4 1(u) 4(disz)-kam
2. iti nesag
3. mu us2-sa ma2 {d}en-ki ba-[ab]-du8#

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): 26.0 high × 26.0 wide × 13.0 thick
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  • primary: UMTBM 4 = Nisaba 16, 158

    [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 113790
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  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šū-Suen.03.04.14 (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
2016-07-28 at 15:45:20 CDLI Atf CDLI 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, 158 Artifact Entry.” (2007) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363072.
Nisaba 16, 158 artifact entry (No. P363072). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363072 (Original work published 2007)
Nisaba 16, 158 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363072 (Accessed: June 17, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
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	title = {Nisaba 16, 158 artifact entry},
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363072},
}

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