CDLI Literary 000632, ex. 002 (P263001)

Literary tablet excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Museum Number

CBS 08085

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ETCSL 4.08.01 Inanna and Dumuzi A (witness) Dumuzi and Inanna Song (bal-bal-e) (DI A); (Obv)26x(Rev)29x(UE)2 lines)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
1. szesz#-e nin9-ra mi2 na#-[mu-e]
2. {d}utu nin9-ra mi2 na#-mu#-[e]
3. ku3 {d}inanna-ra mi2 zi na-mu#-[e]
4. in-nin9 gu-sar-ra hi-li gur3#-[ru]
5. {d}inanna gu-sar-ra hi-li gur3-ru
6. sze ab-sim-ma# hi#-[x x]-az# [...]
7. in-nin9 gada-mah-a hi-li ma-e#-|TE.A|#
8. {d}inanna gada-mah-a hi-li ma-e-|TE.A|#
9. al ga-mu-ra-ab-ak SAR ga-mu-ra# [...] _lu-ur-pi#-[iq?]-ki lu-um-hu-ra#?-[ki]_
10. nin9-gu10 gu-sar#-ra ga-mu-ra-de6#
11. {d}inanna gu sar#-ra ga-mu-ra-[de6]
12. szesz#-gu10 gu sar#-ra u3-mu-e-a-ir#-[ra-ta]
13. [a-ba]-a? ma-[x]-i-ri a-ba-a ma-i-[...]-ri#
14. [gu-bi] ma-a-ra# a-ba-a ma#-x-ri
15. [nin9-gu10] ri#-[a]-bi# ga-mu-ra-ab#-de6#
16. [{d}inanna] ri#-a-bi# ga-mu-ra-ab-de6
17. [szesz]-gu10# i-ri-a-bi u3#-mu#-e-a-ir-ra-ta#
18. a-ba-a ma-|NU.NU| a-ba-a ma-|NU.NU|#
19. gu-bi ma-a-ra a-ba-a ma-[NU.NU]
20. nin9-gu10 NU-a-bi ga-mu-ra#-[de6]
21. {d}inanna NU-a-bi ga-mu#-ra#-[de6]
22. szesz-gu10# NU-a-bi u3#-[mu-e-a-ir-ra-ta]
23. [a-ba-a] ma#-ab-tab#-e a-ba-a ma#-[...]
24. [gu-bi ma]-a#-ra a-ba-a ma#-[ab-tab-be2]
25. [nin9-gu10 tab-ba]-bi# ga-mu#-[ra-de6]
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1. [{d}inanna] tab-ba#-bi# [ga-mu-ra-de6]
2. [szesz tab-ba]-bi u3-mu#-[...]
3. [a-ba-a ma-ab]-ze2-ze2 a-ba#-[a ma-ab-ze2-ze2]
4. [gu-bi] ma#-a-ra a#-[ba-a ma-ab-ze2-ze2]
5. nin9-gu10 dun-a-bi [...]
6. {d}inanna dun-na-bi# [...]
7. szesz-gu10 ze2#-a#-bi u3#-[...]
8. a-ba-[a ma-ab-tuku5-tuku5] a-ba-a ma#-[ab-tuku5-tuku5]
9. gu-[bi ma-a-ra] a-ba-a ma-[tuku5-tuku5]
10. nin9#-[gu10 tuku5-a-bi] ga-mu-ra-[de6]
11. {d}[inanna] ga-bi ga-mu-ra#-[de6]
12. szesz#-gu10# tuku5#-ga-bi u3-mu-e#-[...]
13. [a-ba]-a# ma-tan3-tan3 a#-[ba]-a ma-tan3#-tan3#
14. [gu]-bi# ma#-[a-ra] a-ba-a ma-tan3-tan3#
15. [nin9-gu10 tan3-na-bi] ga-mu-ra-ab-de6
16. {d}inanna# tan3#-na#-[bi] ga-mu-ra-de6
17. [szesz] tan3-na-bi u3#-mu#-e-a-ir-ra#-ta#
18. [a-ba]-a# he2-da-nu2# a-ba-a he2#-[da]-an#-nu2#
19. [gu]-be2# ma-a-ra# a-ba-a he2#-[da-an-nu2]
20. [za]-ra# he2-da-an-nu2 he2-da#-[an-nu2]
21. za-ra gidlam2-zu# he2-[da-an-nu2]
22. {d}uszumgal-an-[na] he2#-da#-[an-nu2]
23. gu5#-li# {d}[en-lil2-la2 he2-da-an-nu2]
24. sza3-zi-ta# UD# [...]-a he2#-da#-an-[nu2]
25. a bara2-ga ri-a he2-da-an-nu2#
26. i3-ge-en mu-lu# sza3 mu-lu sza3-ab-[ga2-kam]
27. szesz mu-lu sza3-ab-gu10 im-mi-in-du11-ga#-[am3]
28. {gesz}al nu-ak-am3# guru7# dub#-[dub-ba-am3]
29. [sze] ga2#-nun-na sa2#-[...]
30. [mu]-un#-gar3 sze-mah [...]
31. sipa# e-ze2-ni [siki su3-su3-ga-am3]
32. bal-bal-e DINGIR#-[...]

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Consult word list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • Condition Description: u. rt. &lo. norners broken
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  • Genre(s): Literary (ETCSL 4.08.01 Inanna and Dumuzi A (witness) Dumuzi and Inanna Song (bal-bal-e) (DI A); (Obv)26x(Rev)29x(UE)2 lines)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: CBS 08085
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
  • Elevation:
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This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000632 (Inanna and Dumuzi A) composite (P473745) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000632, Ex. 002 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263001.
CDLI Literary 000632, ex. 002 artifact entry (No. P263001). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263001 (Original work published 2005)
CDLI Literary 000632, ex. 002 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263001 (Accessed: April 17, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-17]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000632, ex. 002 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263001},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263001},
}

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