CDLI Literary 000398, ex. 009 (P263141)

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 08289

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ETCSL 2.04.02.04 Šulgi D (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
column 1
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1'. [...]-a# i3#-mi#-[...]
2'. gal#-gal#-bi szu-gi4-ta# mu-gi4
3'. nu-mu-gi4-[...] nu-mu-dagal-le#-[...] u4 la-ba-da#-[...]
4'. [...]-x-x szu iri#-na# mu#-gi4#
5'. nig2 ki-en-gi-ra ba-a-gu#-ul#-la# kur-ra i3#-mi-in-<<mi-in>>-gu-ul
6'. iri#-ba dingir-bi giri3-ba i3-mi-si#
7'. u2-du11 igi-sa6# {d}lamma igi-sa6#-bi bar-sze3 im#-ta#-an-gub
8'. GAN2 zi sze dadag-ga-a-be2-e u2-gid2-da bi2#-i3-mu2
9'. gesz dagal gal#-be2#-e tun3 gul [bi2]-i3#-du11
10'. gesz nig2-tuku#-bi# suhur#-ba mi-ni#-in#-bala-bala
11'. gesz tur#-tur-bi [ur2-ba] mi#-ni-in-bu3#-bu3{u2}
column 2
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1'. x [...]
2'. numun# [...] sze# [...] mu-bi#-bi#-re#-a#-[ta]
3'. sza3-ga-ni URU5-a#-tir# im-mi-in#-su-a-ta#
4'. ku3 za#-gin3# kur#-ra# {kusz}|PA5.(SZIR.LU.SU)%(SZIR.LU.SU)| <im>-mi-ak
5'. gi16-sa#-bi tesz2-e bi2#-in#-tag-tag
6'. nig2-gur11 kur-ra-ke4# gu2-asz im#-mi-ra
7'. gu4 gi4-a udu gi4#-a#-bi#-a
8'. mu# {d}en-lil2-la2 i3-mi-ib2-pa3-de3#
9'. mu {d}nin-lil2-la2 im-mi-ib2#-pa3-de3#
10'. ur-sag#-e# [...] szu#-mah# [...]
11'. ma2-x-[...]
column 3
  beginning broken
1'. [...] giri3 [...]
2'. {gesz}gu#-za# [...] dur2 ba#-an#-[...]
3'. si-im# a2#-la2-e# szeg12# mu#-x-x-x
4'. E2-BALAG x-[...] mu-na-ab#-[...]
5'. lugal#-mu#-[...] kur# mu#-[...]-x-x iri mu#-lah5#
6'. am#-gin7# x-x-[...]-x [...] x x x x
reverse
column 1
1. nar-re en3#-du#-am3# mu-na-ni-ib2-e-ne
2. addir-ni a2 nu-kusz2-u3
3. u5 du3-du3-me-esz2 u5 la2-la2-me-esz2
4. a#-ne#-ne dumu enegir3#{ki#} dumu uri2{ki}-ma#-me#-esz2#
5. en#-da# {gesz}bi-iz-[...] mu#-da-la2-ne#
6. esz3# nibru[{ki) esz3]-dur-an-ki#-sze3
7. kar-gesztin-na# {d}en#-lil2-la2-ke4
8. u5 na-ga-am3-mi-[...]
9. ku3# za-gin3 kur-ra# {kusz#?}|PA5.(SZIR.LU.SU)%(SZIR.LU.SU)| ak-da#
10. gi16-sa tesz2-e# tag-tag#-ga-da#
11. nig2-gur11# kur-ra#-ke4# gu2#-[...] ra#-[...]
  rest broken
column 2
1-2. ni2 me-lam2#-ma gu2 hu-mu-ni-us2
3-4. igi husz-a-zu lu2 nam-ba-gub
5-6. aga nam-lugal-la2-zu-u3 dalla# he2-em-e3
7-8. gidri-zu nig2# nam-nun-na he2-em
9-10. pa# mul#-bi an#-dul3#-le-esz2 hu#-mu-u3-ak
11-13. sza3-za# sza3 hul2-la he2-en-gal2 nam-ba-kusz2-u-de3-en
14-15. lugal zi-sza3-gal2 ukken-za# he2#-me-en
16-18. nam#-ti#-la#-zu gu#-gin7 he2#-mu2#-mu2 sze#-gin7 he2#-mu2#-mu2
19-20. mes# zi-[gin7 ki] dagal-e he2#-[mu2]-mu2#
21-22. [...] x LUL [...] x [...]
  rest broken
column 3
  blank space

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
  • Measurements (mm):
  • Weight:
  • Artifact Preservation: fragment
  • Condition Description: w/4 frags, damaged
  • Join Information:
  • Seal no.:
  • Seal information:
  • Artifact comments:

  • Genre(s): Literary (ETCSL 2.04.02.04 Šulgi D (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: Klein, Jacob, Three Šulgi Hymns (1981) p.39,

    [sec48891] N.d.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: CBS 08289
  • Accession No.:

  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
  • Elevation:
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  • Excavation No:
  • Findspot Square:
  • Findspot Comments:

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-15 at 19:55:18 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-19 at 10:20:17 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2018-10-19 at 18:19:42 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Atf Pagé-Perron, Émilie CDLI approved View
2018-06-22 at 05:59:27 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Atf Pagé-Perron, Émilie CDLI approved View
2018-06-01 at 05:03:39 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Atf Pagé-Perron, Émilie CDLI approved View
2012-05-25 at 11:28:49 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2012-05-25 at 11:28:26 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2012-05-25 at 11:19:50 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2005-04-25 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Englund, Robert K.; Fitzgerald, Madeleine; Foxvog, Daniel A.; Frayne, Douglas R.; Peterson, Jeremiah; Veldhuis, Niek; Zimmermann, Lynn-Salammbô Penn Museum CDLI approved View

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

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000398 (Shulgi D) composite (P429779) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000398, Ex. 009 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263141.
CDLI Literary 000398, ex. 009 artifact entry (No. P263141). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263141 (Original work published 2005)
CDLI Literary 000398, ex. 009 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263141 (Accessed: April 17, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000398, ex. 009 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263141},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263141},
}

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