VS 10, 193 (P142047)

Prayer tablet excavated in Uncertain (mod. uncertain), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

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Museum Collection(s)

Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

Museum Number

VAT 05993

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

uncertain (mod. uncertain)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Ritual and liturgical > Prayer (enuru)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
1. enuru{+e2-nu-ru}
 en: enuru:
2. lu2-ra musz mu-ra gir2 mu-ra ur mu2-da mu-ra
 en: A man a snake struck, a scorpion struck, a rabid dog struck,
3. usz-bi mu-na-ab-szum2
 en: their spittle gave.
  erasure after szum2
4. {d}asar:lu2-hi-e
 en: Asarluḫi
5. a-ni {d}en-ki-sze3 lu2 mu-szi-gi4-gi4
 en: to his father Enki a messenger sends:
6. a-mu lu2-ra musz mu-ra gir2 mu-ra ur mu2-da mu-ra
 en: “My father, a man a snake struck, a scorpion struck, a rabid dog struck,
7. usz-bi mu-na-ab-szum2
 en: their spittle gave;
8. a-na ib2-ak-na-bi nu-zu
 en: what to do about it, I don't know.”
9. dumu-mu a-na nu-zu
 en: “My son, what don't you know?
10. a-na na-ab-dah-e
 en: What can I add?
reverse
1. a-la2-ku3-ga na-ba-ni-zalag
 en: His silver ala is purified;
2. a-be2 nam-szub u3-ma-szum2
 en: once to the water the incantation is given,
3. a-bi lu2 kur2-ra u3-mu-ni-nag
 en: the water the ‘foreigner’ made to drink,
4. usz-bi ni2-ba ha-mu-ta-e3-de2
 en: may the spittle on its own go out!”
  blank space
5. lu2 musz zu2 ba-du3 a-bi lu2 kur2-ra na8-na8-da-kam
 en: A man by a snake bitten: the water the ‘foreigner’ is to be given to drink.

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: VS 10, 193

    [Zimmern1913VS10] Zimmern, Heinrich. 1913. Sumerische Kultlieder Aus Altbabylonischer Zeit. Zweite Reihe. Vorderasiatische Schriftdenkmäler Der Königlichen Museen Zu Berlin, Heft 10. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs.

  • history: Veldhuis, Niek, ZA 83 (1993) 161-169,

    [sec22113] N.d.

  • history: W. Römer, TUAT II/2 (1987),

    [sec22114] N.d.

  • history: W. Römer, AOAT 240 (1995) 419-423,

    [sec22115] N.d.

  • citation: Veldhuis, Niek, NABU 1994/063,

    [sec22116] N.d.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: VAT 05993
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  • Period: Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
  • Period Comments:

    not Ur III; cp. Falkenstein apud Velduis ZA 83, 161 n. 1

  • Dates Referenced: 00.00.00.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2017-02-16 at 08:22:08 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2017-02-16 at 08:13:28 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2017-02-16 at 08:08:00 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2017-02-16 at 08:00:54 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2001-12-20 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“VS 10, 193 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P142047.
VS 10, 193 artifact entry (No. P142047). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P142047
VS 10, 193 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P142047 (Accessed: April 13, 2024).
@misc{2001VS,
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-13]},
	year = {2001},
	month = {dec 20},
	title = {VS 10, 193 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P142047},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P142047},
}

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