CDLI Literary 000579, ex. 004 & 000580, ex. 010 (P263564)

Literary letter and letter-prayer 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 08739 + Ist Ni 05218

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary > Literary letter and letter-prayer (ETCSL 3.03.07 Letter from Singe to Mother (witness); ETCSL 3.03.08 Letter from S Letter from the Monkey" to his Mother; (Obv)3x(Rev)5 lines")

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
1.a. lu2 DU lu2 DU [...]
1.b. [...]
2. {disz}ugu{gu5}-bi na-[...]
3. uri2{ki} iri giri17#-[...]
4. [eridu{ki} iri he2-gal2 {d}]en#-ki-[...]
5. ge26-e egir# {gesz}ig e2# [...]
6. igi-tum3-la2 mu-gu7-e#?
7. nam-ba-da-usz2-e-en
reverse
1. ninda# ba-ra-gibil-la2 kasz ba-ra-gibil-la2
2. lu2 kasx(DU){kas}-e# szu tak4-ma-ab#
3. a#-ma-ru-[kam]
4. [{disz}i]-la#-ak-ni#-id# [u3-na-du11]
  rest broken

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: Lo. part
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  • history: OIP 16, 008

    [Chiera1934OIP16] Chiera, Edward. 1934. Sumerian Texts of Varied Contents. Oriental Institute Publications 16. University of Chicago Press.

  • history: ISET 1, 1, pp.50,124 (Ni 5218 only)

    [Çig1969ISET1] Kramer, Samuel N., Muazzez İlmiye Çığ, and Hatice Kızılyay. 1969. Sumerian Literary Tablets and Fragments in the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul. Sumer Edebî Tablet ve Parçalari 1.

  • history: Cohen, OrNS 45 p.271,

    [sec49090] N.d.

  • history: Powell, ZA 68 p.168,

    [sec49091] N.d.

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  • Museum No.: CBS 08739 + Ist Ni 05218
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-07-30 at 15:23:23 Firth, Richard Artifact Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
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
2016-09-28 at 10:43:32 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2016-09-28 at 10:31:27 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2016-09-28 at 10:06:13 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2014-11-21 at 08:56:24 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-10-07 at 08:23:18 Wagensonner, Klaus Atf Wagensonner, Klaus 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 000579 (Letter from Ugubi to Mother) composite (P473738) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000579, Ex. 004 & 000580, Ex. 010 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). July 30, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263564.
CDLI Literary 000579, ex. 004 & 000580, ex. 010 artifact entry (No. P263564). (2023, July 30). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263564 (Original work published 2005)
CDLI Literary 000579, ex. 004 & 000580, ex. 010 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263564 (Accessed: April 17, 2024).
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	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000579, ex. 004 & 000580, ex. 010 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263564},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263564},
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