OBLA suppl. 1 (P448144)

Letter envelope excavated in Ešnunna (mod. Tell Asmar), dated to the Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC) period and now kept in Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures West Asia & North Africa Museum (formerly Oriental Institute), Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures West Asia & North Africa Museum (formerly Oriental Institute), Chicago, Illinois, USA

Museum Number

OIM A—

Period

Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC)

Provenience

Ešnunna (mod. Tell Asmar)

Artifact Type

Envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Letter

Language(s)

Akkadian

Measurements

-

Has seal impression(s)

envelope
surface a
seal 1
column 1
1. nu#-ur2-a-hu-um
  RIME 4 reads: -ur- contra copy and parallels
2. na-ra-am {d}tiszpak
3. [_ensi2_]
4. [asz2-nun-na{ki}]
5. [a-na]
column 2
1. u2-sza-szum#
2. e-mi-szu
3. _dumu_ ab-da#-el#
  RIME 4 reads: -da-il contra copy
4. [ra-bi2]-an
5. [a-mu]-ri#-im
6. [i]-qi4#-isz

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC)
Consult word list of Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC)

  • Artifact type: Envelope
  • Material: Clay
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  • Artifact comments:

    envelope


  • primary: RIME 4, .05.01.02, ex. 01 (seal only)

    [Frayne1990RIME4] Frayne, Douglas R. 1990. Old Baylonian Period (2003-1595 BC). Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia Early Periods 4. University of Toronto Press.

  • history: OIP 43, 145, Seal legend no. 10

    [Jacobsen1940OIP43] Frankfort, Henri, Seton LLoyd, and Thorkild Jacobsen. 1940. The Gimilsin Temple and the Palace of the Rulers at Tell Asmar. Oriental Institute Publications. University of Chicago.

  • history: Reichel diss., 281 TA 1930 T757

    [Reichel2001diss] Reichel, Clemens. 2001. “Political Changes and Cultural Continuity at the Palace of the Rulers of in Eshnunna (Tell Asmar) from the Ur III Period to the Isin-Larsa Period (ca. 2070–1850 B.C).” Phdthesis.

  • history: OBLA, Supplement 1

    [Whiting1987OBLA] Whiting, Robert M. 1987. Old Babylonian Letters from Tell Asmar. Assyriological Studies 22. Chicago, Illinois: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.

    "From the impressions of signs on the fragments, only one complete word, ul-la-nu-jm, can be recovered from Supplement 1" (Whiting p. 119) - Supplement 1 = 1930-T757, a seal "on a fragment of a letter envelope" (Whiting, p. 26). "The copy presented shows o


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  • Provenience: Ešnunna (mod. Tell Asmar)
  • Elevation:
  • Stratigraphic Level: Bilalama, below
  • Excavation No: TA 1930 T0757
  • Findspot Square: N31:1 (lower)
  • Findspot Comments:

    Palace of the Rulers

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-11-03 at 09:19:03 Firth, Richard Artifact Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2023-11-01 at 19:40:47 Firth, Richard Artifact Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2023-10-20 at 08:14:44 Firth, Richard Artifact Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2020-08-13 at 09:04:13 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Guidi, Carlo CDLI approved View
2018-01-14 at 12:18:15 Firth, Richard Atf Firth, Richard CDLI approved View
2013-05-27 at 11:39:34 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2013-01-02 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 012052 (composite) (P448544) Ešnunna (mod. Tell Asmar) Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC) Nūr-aḫum.00.00.00

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Cite this Artifact
“OBLA Suppl. 1 Artifact Entry.” (2013) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 3, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448144.
OBLA suppl. 1 artifact entry (No. P448144). (2023, November 3). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448144 (Original work published 2013)
OBLA suppl. 1 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448144 (Accessed: April 17, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-17]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {nov 3},
	title = {OBLA suppl. 1 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448144},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448144},
}

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