Nisaba 16, 162 (P363076)

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 113794

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

21.0 mm × 26.0 mm × 11.0 mm

tablet
obverse
1. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 5(disz) sila3 ninda 2(disz) <sa szum2>
2. 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
3. lu2-sa6-i3-zu
4. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 5(disz) sila3 ninda 2(disz) sa <szum2>
5. 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
6. an-na-hi-li
7. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 5(disz) sila3 ninda 2(disz) sa <szum2>
8. 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
9. lu2-giri17-zal
10. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 5(disz) sila3 ninda 2(disz) sa szum2
11. 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
12. mar-tu-i3-sa6
13. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 5(disz) sila3 ninda 2(disz) sa szum2
14. 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
15. lugal-ma2-gur8-re
16. 5(disz) sila3 kasz 5(disz) sila3 ninda 2(disz) sa szum2
17. 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
reverse
1. {d}nanna-i3-sa6
2. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 2(disz) sa szum2
3. 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
4. ur-{d}nansze
5. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 2(disz) sa szum2
6. 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
7. a2-bi2-la-num2
8. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 2(disz) sa szum2
9. 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
10. szu-ku8-ub
11. 3(disz) sila3 kasz 2(disz) sila3 ninda 2(disz) sa szum2
12. 3(disz) gin2 i3 2(disz) gin2 naga
13. ur-{d}suen
14. szunigin 4(ban2) 2(disz) sila3 kasz 3(ban2) 8(disz) sila3 ninda 2(u) sa szum2
left
1. 1/2(disz) sila3 i3 1/3(disz) sila3 naga
2. u4 2(u) 6(disz)-kam
3. iti sze-sag11-ku5

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): 21.0 high × 26.0 wide × 11.0 thick
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  • primary: UMTBM 4 = Nisaba 16, 162

    [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 113794
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  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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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
2011-07-22 at 15:03:54 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2009-04-10 at 08:54:04 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, 162 Artifact Entry.” (2007) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363076.
Nisaba 16, 162 artifact entry (No. P363076). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363076 (Original work published 2007)
Nisaba 16, 162 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363076 (Accessed: June 24, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {aug 19},
	title = {Nisaba 16, 162 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363076},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P363076},
}

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