CDLI Literary 000751, ex. 014 (P263219)

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 08384

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ETCSL 4.80.02 Kesh Temple Hymn ('Decad no. 06') (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
1'. [...] x IM x ar-an-ni MU MAH x
2'. [...] x gal# {d}en-lil2-le nam-ma-ni gal ku5-re
3'. [...] x x x {d}a-nun e2 ne gin2 nig2 szu x mu
4'. e2 szu ba im x bu dingir-gal-gal e-tu
5'. e2 an-ki-bi-da
15. [...]{ki#}-ginx rib-ba lu2 szi-in-ga-an-tum3-mu
16. [...]-sag#-bi {asz}aszgi-ginx rib-ba ama szi-in-ga-am3-u2-tu
17. [...] {d#}nin#-u-ginx rib-ba-ra a-ba-a igi mu#-ni#-in#-du8
18. [...] x-kam-ma#-am3#
19. [...]-am3# iri IN ga-am3 sza3-bi a-ba-a mu-un#-zu
20. [...] iri# IN ga-am3 sza3-bi a-ba-a mu-un-zu
21. [...]-sag-ur-sag-e-ne si mu-un-si-sa2-e-ne#
22. [... x]-ga szu-gal mu-un-du7-du7#
23. [...]-dam# [...]-am3-ma-gur-re#-x
24. [...]-szar-[...] x x-e [...]
25. [...]-szar-[...] x
26. [...]-szar-[...] x x
27. [...]-bara2#-e-ne gu2#-[...]-ma-gal2-le#-[...]
28. [...] DAM# SAG an#-[...] gur3-[...]
29. [...]-asalx DAM an-da tal2-tal2 sal-[...]
30. [...]-sag-da SAR-a an-da sig7-sig7-[...]
31. [...] kesz3#{ki#}-gin7 rib#-ba# [...] szi#-in-ga-an#-[...]
32. [...] x x x [...]
  rest broken
reverse
1. [...]-tu# sza3#-[...]
2. [...] x-e-ne x [...]
3. [...] GAL2#-am3 sza3 im#-[...]
4. [...]-gal-la tu-tu mu#-[...]
5. [...]-e3# ensi2-ke4 nam#-[...]
6. [...]-aszgi# ur-sag-ga2 mezem mu#-un#-[...]
7. [...]-iri-masz nimgir-gal#-e eden-na mu-da-an-x-[...]
8. [...]-e lulim-e gu2 am3-ma-gur-re#
9. kesz2#{ki}-gin7# rib#-ba lu2 szi-in-x-an-tum2-mu#
10. ur-sag-bi {d#}aszgi#{gi18} rib-ba ama szi-in#-[...]
11. nin#-bi {d}[nin]-tu#-[gin7] rib-ba a-ba-a igi mu-ni-in#-[...]
12. [...] 5(disz) [...]-ma-am3
13. [...]-la# gub-ba

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):
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  • Artifact Preservation: fragment
  • Condition Description: w/many small frags, rev. blank
  • Join Information:
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  • Genre(s): Literary (ETCSL 4.80.02 Kesh Temple Hymn ('Decad no. 06') (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: Barton, George A., MBI 11 (1918) pl. 22-23,

    [sec48912] N.d.

  • history: Gragg, Gene, TCS 3 (1969) 165,

    [sec48913] N.d.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: CBS 08384
  • Accession No.:

  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
  • Elevation:
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This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000751 (Kesh Temple Hymn) composite (P464240) View the score

General Notes: -
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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000751, Ex. 014 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263219.
CDLI Literary 000751, ex. 014 artifact entry (No. P263219). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263219 (Original work published 2005)
CDLI Literary 000751, ex. 014 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263219 (Accessed: April 17, 2024).
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	month = {jun 15},
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	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263219},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263219},
}

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