CDLI Literary 000648, ex. 001 & 000649, ex. 003 (P263336)

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 08534

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ETCSL 4.08.17 Inanna and Dumuzi Q (witness); ETCSL 4.08.18 Inanna and Dumuzi R ( Dumuzi and Innana Song; Obv:DI Q, Rev:DI R; (Obv)26x(Rev)19 lines)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

obverse
1. [x x x] x x u4 ri-a ba-da#?-[x x]
2. [x x x x] x u4 ri-a [...]
3. [x x x x] LU u4 ri-a [...]
4. di-di am di? dumu#? x x x [...]
5. gal-gal am#? di? dumu x x [...]
6. e2-me-sze3 mu-lu-gu10 szu [x] x tum3#?-ma-x-[x]
7. he2-bulug3-e he2-bulug3-e {gisz#}haszhur#? [...]
8. {gisz}haszhur lal2-a he2-bulug3-e {gisz}haszhur#? [...]
9. {gisz}haszhur-e# KU he2-kesz2?-re {gisz#}[...]
10. lu-ub2{sar} en-te-en-e ur2 he2#-[...]
11. {gisz}asal2#-e {gisz?}il-ur2#-[...]
12. ki {gisz}gesztin#-na# szu he2-gur-re# [...]
13. lu2 ki-sikil# {gisz#}haszhur bulug3-e-de3# [...]
14. {d}inanna {gisz}haszhur bulug3-e-de3 [...]
15. {gisz}haszhur-e KU kesz2?-re-[e-de3 x x x]
16. lu-ub2{sar} en-te-en-e [...]
17. {gisz}asal2#-e il#? [...]
18. ki {gisz}gesztin-na szu gur-ru-de3# [...]
19. in-ga2-bulug3 im-ga2-bulug3 [...]
20. {gisz}haszhur li-a im-ga2-bulug3# [...]
21. {gisz}haszhur-e KU im-ma-[...]
22. lu-ub2{sar} en-te-en-e# [...]
23. {gisz}asal2-e {gisz}[...]
24. ki# {gisz}gesztin-e szu im-[...]
25. [...]
  erasure
26. [...]
  erasure
27. [x] PA-a e2-gu10-sze3? [...]
28. [x] gesztin#-na x [...]
  2 lines broken
reverse
1. [...] x x
2. en#?-e#? ga#? ma#-ar# mu#?-un#?-lu#? gu2 [...]
3. {d}dumu-zi-de3 u5 ma-ar mu-un-lu gu2# [...]
4. u5 gur3-ru-ni u5 mu-un-lu [...]
5. ga gur3-ru-ni ga mu-un-lu [...]
6. ga u5 gur3-ru-ni e2-a nu-mu-ni-in-ku4 [...]
7. in#-nin9-e i3-li sag he2-em-me-eb?-szesz2#?-[e]
8. mu-tin-na ga-mu ga-ga-mu di-di du5-mu#-[...]
9. {d}ama-uszum-mu ga-mu ga-ga-mu di-di <du5-mu#-zu>
10. {d}ama-uszumgal-an-na ga-mu ga-ga-mu di-x
11. {u2}numun2#-sze3 ga-mu? x x x-sze3 ga-mu di-di <du5-mu-u5-zu>
12. {gisz}asal2-e ki sed-de3 ga-mu di-di
13. {u2}rib-ba ki hal-bi-sze3 ga-mu-un-di-di-x
14. {u2}in-nu-usz u2-sikil-sze3 ga-mu x x [...]
15. amasz ku3-ge amasz mu-ud-na-ga2-[...]
16. amasz ku3-ge amasz {d}dumu-[zi-ga2-sze3] di-[di] [du5-mu-u5-zu]
17. nu-u8-gig-ge x [...]
18. su8-ba {d}dumu-zi [...]
19. szir3 [...]

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: mid. le. part
  • Join Information:
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  • Genre(s): Literary (ETCSL 4.08.17 Inanna and Dumuzi Q (witness); ETCSL 4.08.18 Inanna and Dumuzi R ( Dumuzi and Innana Song; Obv:DI Q, Rev:DI R; (Obv)26x(Rev)19 lines)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: Sefati, Yitschak & Klein, Jacob, Fs Skaist (2012) 309-334,

    [sec48937] N.d.

  • citation: Tinney JNES 59, 024,

    [sec48938] N.d.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: CBS 08534
  • Accession No.:

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

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000648 (Inanna and Dumuzi Q) composite (P498510) View the score

General Notes: -
CDLI Notes: -
Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000648, Ex. 001 & 000649, Ex. 003 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263336.
CDLI Literary 000648, ex. 001 & 000649, ex. 003 artifact entry (No. P263336). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263336 (Original work published 2005)
CDLI Literary 000648, ex. 001 & 000649, ex. 003 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263336 (Accessed: April 17, 2024).
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	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000648, ex. 001 & 000649, ex. 003 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263336},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263336},
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