CDLI Literary 000349, ex. 017 (P265118)

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 09804 + UM 29-13-189 + UM 29-15-035 + UM 29-15-074

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ETCSL 1.05.01 Nanna-Suen’s Journey to Nippur (witness) Nanna's Journey to Nippur; (i)27x(ii)30x(iii)25x(iv)31 lines)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
  surface blank
reverse
column 1
  top broken
1-2'. x x [...] nig2# x-ba-[...]
3-4'. si#-x-[...] UL#.UL# hu#-x-[...]
5-6'. {gesz#}ma2-e# [...] nibru{ki} [...]
7-8'. nidba# {d#}inanna [...] egir-bi larsa# [...]
9-10'. e2-ta nu-e3 [...] e2-ta nam-ta-[...]
11-12'. ku3 {d}inanna-ke4 e2-ta [...] e2-ta nam-ta-an-[x]
13-14'. silim-ma he2-me-en silim#-ma [...] {gesz}ma2 silim-ma he2-[x]-en#
15'. {gesz}ma2 a-a-mu silim-ma he2#-[x-x]
16-17'. {gesz}ma2-gur8-ra zi3 im-x-[...] duh im-ma-ab-sal#-e
18-19'. giri3-ne2# gakkul-zabar# im-ma-an-szu2-[x]
20-21'. a2-musz3#-zu# i3#-x-[...] szu ga-am3#-ma-ni-ib-[x]
22-23'. sza3-zu#-a# i3#-nun# lal3# x [...] nig2(LU) ga-ba-ni-ib-gu#-[x]
24-25'. si#-{gesz}ma2-sag-zu x [...] UL.UL hu-mu-[...]
26-27'. {gesz}ma2-e gu2-bi [...] nibru{ki}-sze3# ba#-[x-x]
28-29'. nidba-a# sag#-bi# [...] egir-bi KI#.UNUG# [...]
30-31'. e2-ta nu#-e3# [...] e2#-ta# nam-ta-an#-[x]
32-33'. {d#}nin#-unug#-ke4 x [...] e2#-ta nam-ta#-an-[x]
34-35'. [x]-ma# x x x silim#-ma# x [...] silim-ma he2-[x-x]
36-37'. [...]-suen#-na# [...]
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column 2
  top broken
1-2'. nidba#-a# [...]-a#
3-4'. e2-ta nu-x [...] e2-ta nu-e3# [...]-e3#
5-6'. {d}nin-lil2-sza6-[...]-ta nu-e3# e2-ta nam-ta-an-e3
7-8'. silim-ma he2-me-en silim-ma he2-me-en {gesz}ma2 he2#-me-en silim-ma he2-me-en#
9-10'. {gesz}ma2-dumu-nun-na silim-ma he2-me-en {gesz}ma2 silim-ma he2-me#-en#
10-11'. {gesz}ma2-gur8-ra zi3 im-ma-an-gub-be2 duh im-ma-ab-sal#-e#
12-13'. giri3-ne2# gakkul-zabar-ra im-ma-an-szu2-szu2
14-15'. a2-musz3-zu i3-nun-na-ka# szu ga-am3-ma-ni-ib-ur3
16-17'. sza3-zu-a i3-nun lal3 gesztin nig2 ga-ba-ni-ib#-gu#-ul-gu-ul
18-19'. si-{gesz}ma2-sag-zu suhur{ku6} esztub{ku6} UL.UL hu-mu-ni-ib-du11
20-21'. {gesz}ma2-e gu2-bi nu-mu-na-ab-szum2-mu nibru{ki}-sze3 ba-du
22-23'. nidba-a sag-bi nibru{ki}-a egir-bi tum-ma-al{ki}-a
24'. kar za-gin3 kar-{d}en-lil2-la2!-sze3
25-26'. {d}nanna {d}suen-e {gesz}ma2 na-ga-am3-mi-in-us2
27'. kar babbar kar-{d}en-lil2-la2-sze3
28-29'. {d}asz-im2-babbar2-e {gesz}ma2-na-ga-am3-mi-in-us2
30-31'. kun-sag-a-a-ugu-na nam-mi-in-gub#
32-33'. i3-du8# [...] gu3-[...]
column 3
1'. tur3-e ib2-ab-luh-luh-e
2-3'. {d}nanna {d}suen-me-en e2-{d}en-lil2-la2-sze3
4-5'. ud5-de3 ninda-ar2-ra bi2-ib2-ku3-en
6-7'. {d}asz-im-babbar2-me-en e2-{d}en-lil2-la2-sze3
8'. ze2-da nig2-bar-bar-szur#-ra#
9-10'. {d}nanna {d}suen-me-en e2-{d}en-lil2-la2-sze3
11'. pesz2-gesz-gi nig2-kun-sux(TAG?)-kun-sux(TAG)-da
12'. {d}asz-im2-babbar2-me-en e2-{d}en-lil2-la2-sze3
13'. ku5-da{muszen}-tur-re szu bi2-ib2-zu-zu
14'. {d}nanna {d}suen-me-en e2-{d}en-lil2-la2-sze3
15'. u5-bi2{muszen}-tur dul2-ta ba-ra-an-tum2-mu
16'. {d}asz-im2-babbar2-me-en e2-{d}en-lil2-la2-sze3
17'. a-za3-gunu3{muszen} dul2#-ta ba-ra-an-tum2-mu
18'. {d}nanna {d}suen-me-en e2-{d}en-lil2-la2-sze3
19'. suhur{ku6}-e sza3 mu-da-ab-sur-ru-de3
20'. {d}asz-im2-babbar2-me-en e2-{d}en-lil2-la2-sze3
21'. [...] za# im-la2
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column 4
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1'. [...]-ba#
2'. [...] suen-me-en [x-x]-en-lil2-la2-sze3
3'. [...] masz2 im-mi-in-tu-ud
4'. masz2-ud5-da-bi sza3-ba szu ba-ni-in-ba-ba
5'. {d#}asz-im2-babbar2-me-en e2#-{d}en-lil2-la2-sze3
6'. [...]-am3# amar [x-x]-in#-tu-ud
7'. [x-x]-ba# sza3-ba# szu ba-ni-in-ba-[x]
8'. {d}nanna x-[...] e2-{d}en#-[...]
9-10'. i3-du8 e2 gal2#-[x] {d}kal-kal e2 gal2#-lu#
11'. nig2-sag-{gesz}ma2 nig2-sag# ga-ra-ni-ib-szum2#
12'. nig2-egir#-{gesz}ma2 nig2-egir# ga-ra-ni-ib-szum2
13'. hul2-la-da i3-du8-e hul2-la-da
14'. e2 tag4 nam-mi-in-la2
15'. x x x lu2#-IA2 [x]-la#-da#
16'. [...]-x-da# [...]
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column 5
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1-2'. [...]-ab [...] x-gin
3-5'. [...] suhur#{ku6} [...]-ab [...]-gin
6-7'. [...]-henbur# [...]-ab [...]-gin#
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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
  • This artifact is composed of fragments.
  • Condition Description: frags(2), joined, oneside preserved
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  • Genre(s): Literary (ETCSL 1.05.01 Nanna-Suen’s Journey to Nippur (witness) Nanna's Journey to Nippur; (i)27x(ii)30x(iii)25x(iv)31 lines)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: OIP 15,, 098

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

  • history: Ferrara, Anthony J., Nanna-Suen 039 CBS 09804+

    [sec49623] N.d.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: CBS 09804 + UM 29-13-189 + UM 29-15-035 + UM 29-15-074
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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 000349 (Nanna-Suen's Journey to Nippur) composite (P448729) View the score

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CDLI Notes:

P265118 leadP265118 lead

Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000349, Ex. 017 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265118.
CDLI Literary 000349, ex. 017 artifact entry (No. P265118). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265118 (Original work published 2005)
CDLI Literary 000349, ex. 017 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265118 (Accessed: June 15, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000349, ex. 017 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265118},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265118},
}

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