CDLI Literary 000663, ex. 003 (P263161)

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 08320

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ETCSL 4.08.33 Dumuzi and Enkidu (witness) Dumuzi and Inanna Song; (Obv)21x(Rev)18 lines)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

obverse
  n lines missing
1'. [...] x#-x# [...]
2'. [...] ur#-sag# szul# {d}[...]
3'. [...] gu3 mu-un-na-de2#-e
4'. [...]-du12#-du12 su8-ba#-de3
5'. [... {d}]inanna#? za-e a-na-asz nu-ub-sze-ge-[...]
6'. [...]-ke4# ga du10-ga-am3
7'. [...]-ba# ni3 szu du11-ga-ni zalag-zalag-ga-[...]
8'. [...] he2-du12-du12 {d}dumu-zi-[...]
9'. unu2# la2 szuba-la2 za-e a-na-[...] nu-ub#-[...]
10'. [...]-ni du10-ga-am3 ga-ni# [...]
11'. lu2#-su8-ba ni3-szu-du11-ga zalag-zalag-[...]
12'. [...]-ni du10-ga mu-un-da-[...]
13'. [...]-dul3-e lugal-la za-e a-na-asz [...]
14'. [...]-e# su8-ba-de3 ba-ra-mu-un#-[...] _la?-i-ha?-[...]_
15'. [...]-gibil-la2-na ba-ra-mu-[...] _s,u2-ba-ti-szu na-ap-szi-im x a la?_
16'. [...]-la2-a-ne2 sa2 ba-ra-mu-e-[...] _re-szi-it sza szi-pa-ti-szu x# a la?_
17'. [...]-sikil#-men3 me-e mu-un-gar3-e de3-mu-un#-[...]
18'. [...]-un-gar3 gu gun3-gun3-na#-[...]
19'. [...]-un-gar3 sze gun3-gun3#-na#-[...]
20'. [...] x gu2-un [...]
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reverse
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1'. gu#-[...]
2'. [...]-ra ga#-ara3# gal#?-gal#-mu# x#-x#-x#-[...]
3'. [...]-mu#-ni-szub u3-mu-ni-[...] _i-zu-ba!_
4'. [...]-diri-ga ga-mu-na-[...] _[at]-ri-im_
5'. [...]-diri-ga ga-mu-na-[...]
6'. [...]-te x x x x ul# am3-[...] ul [...]
7'. [...] sipa#-de3 x [...]
8'. [...] pesz10#-a udu na-an-[...]
9'. [...]-pesz10#-a udu [...]
10'. [...] engar#! mu-na-[...]
11'. [...]-ki#-im!-du mu-un-[...]
12'. [...] engar? lugal eg2-pa5-re-[...]
13'. [...] |PA.LU|#-de3 x x [...]-a-na du14 mu-un#-[...] x x
14'. [...] dumu-zi-de3 [...]-a#-na# du14 mu#-[...]
15'. [...] x MUSZ3 NI? [...]
16'. [...] x# [...]

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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  • Artifact Preservation: fragment
  • Condition Description: middle part, edges damaged, ruled
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  • Genre(s): Literary (ETCSL 4.08.33 Dumuzi and Enkidu (witness) Dumuzi and Inanna Song; (Obv)21x(Rev)18 lines)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: OIP 15,, 092

    [Chiera1934OIP15] Chiera, Edward. 1934. Sumerian Epics and Myths. Oriental Institute Publications 15. University of Chicago Press.

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  • Museum No.: CBS 08320
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000663 (Dumuzi and Enkidu) composite (P473749) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000663, Ex. 003 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263161.
CDLI Literary 000663, ex. 003 artifact entry (No. P263161). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263161 (Original work published 2005)
CDLI Literary 000663, ex. 003 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263161 (Accessed: April 17, 2024).
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	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263161},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263161},
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