BBS 036b (P472681)

Official or display artifact excavated in Sippar-Yahrurum (mod. Tell Abu Habbah), dated to the Neo-Babylonian (ca. 626-539 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 091002 (was BM 12137A, BM 121376)

Period

Neo-Babylonian (ca. 626-539 BC)

Provenience

Sippar-Yahrurum (mod. Tell Abu Habbah)

Artifact Type

-

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Official or display (witness)

Language(s)

Akkadian

Measurements

130.0 mm × 170.0 mm

Witness

object mold
surface a
  (mirrored, impression of relief of BBS 036a)
1. _nimgir_ {d}utu
 en: Herald of Šamaš,
2. _musz igi-min_
 en: two-faced serpent.
surface b
1. {d}utu _en gal_-u2 a-szib e2-babbar#-ra _en_ zimbir{ki}
 en: Šamaš, the great lord, the one who dwells in Ebabbar, lord of Sippar.
2. _{tug2}nig2-mu4_ {d}utu _en gal_-u2 zimbir{ki}
 en: Garments (for) Šamaš, the great lord, lord of Sippar:
3. _{iti}bara2 u4 7(disz)-kam_ 2(disz) {gada}szal-hu 4(disz) {tug2}s,ib-ti
 en: for the 7th day of Nisannu: 2 linen šalḫu-garments, 4 ṣibtu-garments
4. ki-tin-nu _4(u) ma-na ki-la2_-szu2-nu 1(disz)-en {gada}hu-la-nu
 en: made of kitinnû-linen, their weight 40 minas, 1 linen ḫullānu-wrap,
5. 1(disz)-en me-ze-hu _gada 7(disz) {tug2}nig2-eb2-la2_
 en: one linen mēzeḫu-scarf, 7 ḫuṣannu-sashes
6. _1(disz) ma-na 1(u) gin2 ki-la2_ 1(disz)-en _{tug2}ib-la2_ iz-hi
 en: weighing 1 mina and 10 shekels, one tied nēbeḫu-sash,
7. 1(disz)-en _{tug2}murub4-eb2-la2_ ta-bar-ra 1(disz)-en _tug2-u4-a 2(u) ma-na ki-la2_
 en: one red-wool girdle, one garment weighing 20 minas,
8. 1(disz)-en _tug-u4-a_ zi-qu 1(disz)-en me-ze-hu _gada_
 en: one garment with crenellated hem, one linen mēzeḫu-scarf,
9. 1(disz)-en ku-lu-lu _za-<gin3>-kur-ra_ <1(disz)-en> ku-lu-lu sza2
 en: one blue-purple (wool) kulūlu-turban, (one) kulūlu-turban that
10. _ku3-sig17_ iz-hi ina _ugu_-szu2 1(disz)-en _tug2-u4-a za-<gin3>-kur-ra_
 en: has gold fastened on it, one blue-purple (wool) garment
11. iz-hi _ku3-sig17 ka2 tug2-u4-a {iti}gu4 u4 1(u)-kam2_ ki-ma _{iti}bara2 ki-min_
 en: fastened (with) gold. Itemization of the wardrobe for the 10th day of Ayyaru: the same as that for (the 7th day of) Nisannu.
12. _{iti}kin u4 3(disz)-kam2#_ 2(disz) {gada}szal-hu 3(disz) {tug2}s,ib-ti
 en: (for) the 3rd day of Ulūlu: 2 linen šalḫu-garments, three ṣibtu-garments,
13. 1(disz)-en {gada}hu-la-nu 1(disz)-en me-ze-hu _gada_
 en: one linen ḫullānu-wrap, 1 linen mēzeḫu-scarf,
14. _6(disz) {tug2}nig2-eb2-la2_ 1(disz)-en _{tug2}murub4-eb2-la2_ 1(disz)-en _tug2-u4-a_
 en: 6 ḫuṣannu-sashes, one girdle, one garment,
15. 1(disz)-en mut-ta-tu4 sza2 ta-bar-ri
 en: one muttatu-headband(?) of red (and)
16. _za-<gin3>-kur-ra_ bu-s,u t,i-mi-tu4 _{iti}du6 u4 7(disz)-kam2 ki-min_
 en: blue-purple wool (twined with) byssos threads. (Wardrobe for) the 7th day of Tašrītu: the same (as that for the 3rd day of Ulūlu).
17. _{iti}apin u4 1(u) 5(disz)-kam2_ ki-ma _{iti}bara2 _{iti}sze u4 1(u) 5(disz)-kam2_
 en: (Wardrobe for) the 15th day of Araḫsamnu: the same as that for (the 7th day of) Nisannu. (Wardrobe for) the 15th of Addaru:
18. ki-ma _{iti}kin gaba-ri_ a-su-u2-mi-it sza2 {d}utu _en_ sip#-par#{ki#}
 en: the same as that for (the 3rd day of) Ulūlu. Impression of the bas-relief of Šamaš, lord of Sippar,
19. sza2 {disz}{d}na3-ibila-mu _lugal_ babilax(|DIN.TIR|){ki}
 en: (commissioned) by Nabû-apla-iddina, king of Babylon.

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Neo-Babylonian (ca. 626-539 BC)
Consult word list of Neo-Babylonian (ca. 626-539 BC)

  • Artifact type: Artifact type comments:

    mold of BBS 036a

  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 130.0 high × 170.0 wide
  • Weight:
  • Artifact Preservation:
  • Condition Description:
  • Join Information:
  • Seal no.:
  • Seal information:
  • Artifact comments:

    mold of BBS 036a


  • primary: BBS, 036b

    [King1912BBS] King, Leonard W. 1912. Babylonian Boundary Stones and Memorial Tablets in the British Museum. British Museum, London.

  • history: Woods, Christopher E., JCS 56 (2004) 023-103

    [sec122271] N.d.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM 091002 (was BM 12137A, BM 121376)
  • Accession No.: 1881-04-28, 0033

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2024-05-25 at 15:47:06 Firth, Richard Artifact, Other Entity Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2019-06-04 at 08:56:37 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-06-03 at 11:51:53 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2014-12-26 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Firth, Richard; Woods, Christopher CDLI approved View

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This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
Dummy composite &quot;needed&quot; (P546835) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“BBS 036b Artifact Entry.” (2014) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). May 25, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P472681.
BBS 036b artifact entry (No. P472681). (2024, May 25). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P472681 (Original work published 2014)
BBS 036b artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P472681 (Accessed: July 23, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-23]},
	year = {2024},
	month = {may 25},
	title = {BBS 036b artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P472681},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P472681},
}

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