Nisaba 16, 160 (P363074)

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 113792

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

23.0 mm × 24.0 mm × 11.0 mm

tablet
obverse
1. 5(disz) sila3 kasz saga 5(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
2. szu-ma-ma
3. 5(disz) sila3 kasz saga 5(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
4. dingir-ba-ni
5. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 5(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
6. i#-szar-<pa2>-dan
7. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 5(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
8. szar3-re-sa3-si2
9. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 5(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
10. sza-at-ni
11. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 5(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
12. ab-ma-a
13. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
14. gu-za-a
15. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
reverse
1. szu-ku-ub
2. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
3. a-gu-a
4. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
5. x-x-AN
6. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
7. x-x-x
8. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
9. szu-{d}nin-szubur
10. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 5(disz) gin2 szum2 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
11. a-gi#?
12. szunigin 1(ban2) kasz saga szunigin 4(ban2) 1(disz) sila3 kasz du
13. szunigin 4(ban2) 2(disz) sila3 ninda szunigin 1(disz) sila3 5(disz) gin2 szum2
14. szunigin 1/2(disz) sila3 9(disz) gin2 i3 szunigin 1/3(disz) sila3 6(disz) gin2 naga
15. u4 1(disz)-kam
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16. iti {d}dumu-zi
left
1. mu si-ma-num2{ki} ba-hul

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): 23.0 high × 24.0 wide × 11.0 thick
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  • primary: UMTBM 4 = Nisaba 16, 160

    [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 113792
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  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šū-Suen.03.12.01
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-08-19 at 13:32:21 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
2016-01-21 at 21:03:34 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 15:03:54 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, 160 Artifact Entry.” (2007) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363074.
Nisaba 16, 160 artifact entry (No. P363074). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363074 (Original work published 2007)
Nisaba 16, 160 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363074 (Accessed: June 13, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-13]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {aug 19},
	title = {Nisaba 16, 160 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363074},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363074},
}

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