CDLJ 2009/2 §2.5 (P384822)

Administrative tablet excavated in Umma (mod. Tell Jokha), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in Special Collections, Robert Manning Strozier Library, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Special Collections, Robert Manning Strozier Library, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Museum Number

FSU 23

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

75.0 × 50.0 × 25.0

tablet
obverse
1. 5(gesz'u) 6(gesz2) 1(u) 5(disz) sar {gesz}dih3 ku5 1(u) 5(disz) sar-ta
 en: 3375 sar, cutting thorn weed at 15 sar (a day),
2. a2-bi u4 3(gesz2) 4(u) 5(disz)-kam
 en: its labor: 225 days,
  calculation: 3375 ÷ 15 = 225
3. a-sza3 nin10-nu-du3
 en: field “Nin-nudu;”
4. 3(gesz'u) 7(gesz2) 3(u) sar u2 ku5 1(u) 5(disz) sar-ta
 en: 2250 sar, cutting grass at 15 sar (a day),
5. a2#-bi u4 2(gesz2) 3(u)-kam
 en: its labor: 150 days,
  calculation: 2250 ÷ 15 = 150
6. [a]-sza3 du6-ku3-sig17 u3# a-sza3 pu2-si4-mu
 en: field “Gold-Mound” and field “Pusimu;”
7. 7(gesz2)# sar {u2}kiszi17 1(u) 2(disz) sar-ta
 en: 420 sar, thorn bushes at 12 sar (a day),
8. [a2]-bi u4 3(u) 5(disz)# n-kam#
 en: its labor: 35 days,
  calculation: 420 ÷ 12 = 35
9. [a]-sza3# u2-[...]
 en: field “...”;
reverse
  blank
1. [kiszib3 inim]-{d}szara2
 en: under seal of Inim-Šara;
  blank space
  seal impression
2. mu en eridu{ki} ba-hun
 en: Year: “The high-priestess of Eridu was hired.”
  blank space
  seal impression
seal 1
1. inim-{d}szara2
 en: Inim-Šara
2. dumu ur-nigar{gar}
 en: son of Ur-nigar.

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Consult word list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 75.0 high × 50.0 wide × 25.0 thick
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  • Englund, Robert K. 2009. [CDLJ 2009 /2 §2.5 (Englund2009-1)]

    primaryAccount of agricultural labour


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  • Museum No.: FSU 23
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  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.08.00.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

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Cite this Artifact

“CDLJ 2009/2 §2.5 Artifact Entry.” 2008. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). May 5, 2008. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P384822.

CDLJ 2009/2 §2.5 artifact entry (No. P384822). (2008, May 5). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P384822

CDLJ 2009/2 §2.5 artifact entry (2008) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P384822 (Accessed: February 5, 2023).

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