Orient 55, 160 no. 6 (P424381)

Administrative tablet excavated in Umma (mod. Tell Jokha), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA

Museum Number

WCMA 20.1.14

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

47.0 mm × 42.0 mm

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 1(u) 6(disz) gurusz u4 2(disz)-sze3
 en: 16 laborers for 2 days
2. umma{ki}-ta du6-gesz-i3-ka-sze3 ma2 su3 gid2-da
 en: from Umma to Dugeši an empty boat towed,
3. u4 2(disz)-sze3 sze gesz e3-a u3 ma2-a si-ga
 en: for 2 days barley threshing and in the boat loaded,
4. u4 1(disz)-sze3 i7 sal4-la{ki}-asz ma2 gid2-da
 en: for 1 day to the Salla canal boat towed,
reverse
1. u4 3(disz)-sze3 sze ba-al-la sze bala-a u3 guru7-a im-ur3-ra
 en: for 3 days grain unloaded, grain transferred, and silo plastering;
2. ugula ur-{d}szakkan
 en: foreman: Ur-Šakkan,
3. kiszib3 ur-{d}szara2
 en: sealed document of Ur-Šara;
  blank space
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4. mu# en# ga-esz#{ki#} ba#-hun
 en: year: “The lord of Ga’eš was installed.”
seal 1
1. ur-{d}szara2
 en: Ur-Šara,
2. dub-sar
 en: scribe,
3. dumu szesz-kal-la
 en: son of Šeškalla.

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): 47.0 high × 42.0 wide
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  • primary: Orient 55, p.155-172, p. 160 no. 6

    [Liu2020Williams] Changyu, Liu. 2020. “The Neo-Sumerian Texts in the Williams College Museum of Art.” Orient, Report of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan 55: 155–72.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: WCMA 20.1.14
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  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.09.00.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2020-06-12 at 08:12:18 Lafont, Bertrand Atf Lafont, Bertrand CDLI approved View
2013-07-09 at 08:55:24 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-10-25 at 09:20:18 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-10-08 at 11:14:52 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-10-07 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Freedman, Sally M. CDLI approved View

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

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 005357 (composite) (P458067) Umma (mod. Tell Jokha) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) Amar-Suen.03.00.00, Šū-Suen.06.07.00 (us2 year)

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Cite this Artifact
“Orient 55, 160 No. 6 Artifact Entry.” 2011. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). October 7, 2011. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P424381.
Orient 55, 160 no. 6 artifact entry (No. P424381). (2011, October 7). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P424381
Orient 55, 160 no. 6 artifact entry (2011) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P424381 (Accessed: April 16, 2024).
@misc{2011Orient,
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-16]},
	year = {2011},
	month = {oct 7},
	title = {Orient 55, 160 no. 6 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P424381},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P424381},
}

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