Nisaba 23, 049 (P376169)

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 110321

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
column 1
1. 3(bur3) GAN2 tug2-gurx(|SZE.KIN|) tug2-gur8 1/2(iku) 1/4(iku)! GAN2 gesz a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
2. a2 erin2-bi u4 9(disz)
3. 7(bur3) 1(esze3) 2(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2 tug2-gurx(|SZE.KIN|) 1/2(iku) 1/4(iku)! GAN2 gesz
4. a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
5. a2 erin2-bi u4 1(gesz'u) 3(gesz2) 2(u) 7(disz)
6. 3(bur3) GAN2 gesz a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
7. a2 erin2-bi u4 1(gesz2) 4(u) 8(disz)
8. GAN2-gu4
9. 1(bur3) GAN2 gesz a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
10. a2 erin2-bi u4 3(u) 6(disz)
11. szuku engar
12. a-sza3 ka-ma-ri2
13. 2(bur3) GAN2 tug2-gurx(|SZE.KIN|) tug2-gur8 [1/2(iku) 1/4(iku)!] GAN2 a-ra2 <x> 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
14. [a2] erin2#-bi u4 6(disz)
15. [...] 4(iku) 1/2(iku) 1/4(iku)! GAN2 gesz a-ra2 [3(disz)] 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
column 2
1. a2 erin2-bi u4 2(gesz2) 4(u) 3(disz) 1/2(disz)
2. GAN2-gu4
3. 1(esze3) 3(iku) GAN2 gesz a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
4. a2 erin2-bi u4 1(u) 8(disz)
5. szuku engar
6. a-sza3 {d}szara2
7. 1(bur3) GAN2 tug2-gurx(|SZE.KIN|) 1/2(iku) 1/4(iku)! GAN2 gesz a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
8. a2 erin2-bi u4 1(gesz2) 4(u) 8(disz)
9. 1(bur3) 2(esze3) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) 1/4(iku)! GAN2 gesz a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
10. a2 erin2-bi u4 1(gesz2) 9(disz) 1/2(disz)
11. GAN2-gu4
12. 5(iku) GAN2 gesz a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
13. a2 erin2-bi u4 1(u)
14. szuku engar
15. a-sza3 sipa-ta
16. 1(bur3) 1(esze3) GAN2 tug2-gurx(|SZE.KIN|) 1/2(iku) 1/4(iku)! GAN2 gesz a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
17. a2 erin2-bi u4 2(gesz2) 2(u) 4(disz)
reverse
column 1
1. 1(bur3) 5(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2 gesz a-ra2 [3(disz)] 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
2. [a2 erin2]-bi# u4 4(u) 5(disz)
3. a-sza3 la2-tur
4. [...] GAN2 gesz a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
5. [a2 erin2]-bi# u4 2(u) 1(disz)
6. GAN2-gu4
7. 1(esze3) 4(iku) GAN2 gesz a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
8. a2 erin2-bi u4 2(u)
9. szuku engar
10. a-sza3 {d}nin-ur4-ra
11. 2(bur3) 1(iku) GAN2 gesz a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
12. a2 erin2-bi? u4 1(gesz2) 1(u) 4(disz)
13. a-sza3 la2-mah
14. 1(bur3) GAN2 tug2-gurx(|SZE.KIN|) 1/2(iku) 1/4(iku)! GAN2 gesz a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
15. a2 erin2-bi u4 1(gesz2) 4(u) 8(disz)
16. 1(bur3) 2(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2 gesz a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
17. a2 erin2-bi u4 4(u) 1(disz)
column 2
  beginning broken
  blank space
1'. 4(gesz'u) 5(gesz2) 3(u) 5(disz) gurusz u4 1(disz)-sze3
  blank space
2'. a2 gesz ur3-ra
3'. ugula ur-ge6-par4
4'. kiszib3 sza3-nin-ga2
5'. mu {d}i-bi2-{d}suen lugal
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  seal impression
seal 1
1. sza3-nin-ga2
2. dub-sar
3. dumu lugal-uszurx(|LAL2.TUG2|)

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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
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  • primary: NATU 3 = Nisaba 23, 49

    [al-Rawi2009NATU3] Rawi, Farouk N. H. al, and Lorenzo Verderame. 2009. Neo-Sumerian Administrative Texts from Umma Kept in the British Museum, Part Three (NATU III). Nisaba 23. Messina: Di.Sc.A.M.

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  • Museum No.: BM 110321
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  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Ibbi-Suen.01.00.00
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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 07:53:06 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2017-10-13 at 15:03:19 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2015-07-06 at 08:34:41 CDLI Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 15:04:48 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-04-12 at 18:56:50 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2007-12-12 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Cripps, Eric L.; Molina, Manuel CDLI approved View

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This artifact is impressed by the following seal(s):

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 004071 (composite) (P456781) Umma (mod. Tell Jokha) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact
“Nisaba 23, 049 Artifact Entry.” (2007) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P376169.
Nisaba 23, 049 artifact entry (No. P376169). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P376169 (Original work published 2007)
Nisaba 23, 049 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P376169 (Accessed: April 15, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-15]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {aug 19},
	title = {Nisaba 23, 049 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P376169},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P376169},
}

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