CDLI Literary 000632, ex. 001 (P265677)

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 10465

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ETCSL 4.08.01 Inanna and Dumuzi A (witness) Dumuzi and Innana Song (bal-bal-e; DI A); (Obv)32x(Rev)23 lines; *ca.2000 B.C.)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
1. szesz-e nin9-ra mi2 na-mu-e
2. {d}utu nin9-ra mi2 na-mu-e
3. in-nin9 gu-sar-ra hi-li gur3-ru
4. {d}inanna gu sar-ra hi-li gur3-ru
5. sze ab-sin2-na hi-li ma-az diri-ga
6. nin9 gada mah-e hi-li ba?-e?-te#-a#
7. {d}inanna gada-mah-e hi-li ba?-e?-TE-a
8. al ga-mu-ra-ab-ak x ga-mu-ra-ab-szum2
9. in-nin9 gu-sar-ra ga-mu-ra#-de6
10. {d}inanna gu-sar-ra ga-mu-ra# [(x)]-de6
11. szesz gu-sar-ra a-ma-i-ra-ta
12. a-ba-a ma-e-ri a-ba-a ma-e-ri
13. gu-bi ma-a-ra a-[ba]-a ma-e#-ri#
14. nin9-mu ri-a-bi ga-mu-ra-[de6]
15. {d}inanna ri-a-bi ga-mu-[ra-de6]
16. szesz ri-a-bi a-ma-i-[ra]-ta#
17. a-ba-a ma-ab-|NU.NU| a-ba-a ma-ab-|NU.NU|
18. gu-bi ma-a-ra a-ba-a ma#-ab#-|NU.NU|#
19. nin9-mu NU-a-bi ga-mu-ra-de6
20. {d}inanna NU-a-bi ga-mu-ra-de6
21. szesz NU-a-bi a-ma-i-ra-ta
22. a-ba-a ma-ab-tab-be2 a-ba-a ma-ab-tab-be2
23. gu-bi ma-a-ra a-ba-a ma-ab-tab-be2
24. nin9#-gu10# tab-ba-bi ga-mu-ra-de6
25. {d}inanna# tab-ba-bi ga-mu-ra-de6
26. szesz# tab#-ba#-bi# a-ma-i-ra-ta
27. a-ba-a ma-ab#-ze2-ze2 a-ba-a ma#-ab-ze2-ze2
28. gu-bi ma#-a#-ra a-ba-a ma-ab-ze2-ze2-en
29. nin9-gu10 ze2-a-bi ga-mu-ra-de6
30. {d}inanna ze2-a-bi ga-mu-ra-de6
31. szesz ze2-a-bi a-ma-i-ra-ta
32. a-ba-a ma-ab-tuku5-tuku5 a-ba-a ma-tuku5-tuku5
reverse
1. gu-bi ma-a-ra a-ba-a ma-tuku5-tuku5
2. nin9-gu10 tuku5-a-bi ga-mu-ra-de6
3. {d}inanna tuku5-a-bi ga-mu-ra-de6
4. szesz tuku5-a-bi a-ma-i-ra-ta
5. a-ba-a ma-tan3-tan3 a-ba-a ma-tan3-tan3
6. gu-bi ma-a-ra a-ba-a ma-tan3-tan3
7. nin9-gu10 tan3-na-bi ga-mu-ra-de6
8. {d}inanna tan3-na-bi ga-mu-ra-de6
9. szesz tan3-na-bi a-ma#-i-ra-ta
10. a-ba-a mu-da-an-nu2 a-ba-a mu-da-an-nu2
11. za-ra he2-da-an-nu2 he2-da-an-nu2
12. za-ra gidlam2-zu# he2-da-an-nu2
13. {d}ama-uszumgal-an#-[na] he2-da-an-nu2
14. gu5-li {d}en-lil2-la2# he2-da-an-nu2
15. sza3-zi-ta e3-a he2-da-an-nu2
16. a bara2-ga ri-a he2-da-an-nu2
17. i3-ge-en mu-lu sza3-ab-ma3-kam mu-lu sza3-ab-ma3-kam
18. mu-lu sza3-ab-mu im-mi-in-du11-ga-am3
19. al nu-ak-am3 guru7 dub-dub-ba-am3
20. sze ga2-nun-e sa2 du11-du11-ga-am3
21. mu-un-gar3 sze-ni guru7 szar2-ra-kam
22. sipa e-ze2-ni# siki su3-su3-ga-am3
23. bal-bal-e {d}inanna-kam

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: abraded, ruled
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  • Genre(s): Literary (ETCSL 4.08.01 Inanna and Dumuzi A (witness) Dumuzi and Innana Song (bal-bal-e; DI A); (Obv)32x(Rev)23 lines; *ca.2000 B.C.)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • primary: PBS 1/1, 06

    [Myhrman1911PBS1/1] Myhrman, David W. 1911. Babylonian Hymns and Prayers. Publications of the Babylonian Section 1/1. University Museum, Pennsylvania.

  • history: BE 30/1, 04

    [Radau1913BE30/1] Radau, Hugo. 1913. Sumerian Hymns and Prayers to God Dumu-Zi, or, Babylonian Lenten Songs from the Temple Library of Nippur. Babylonian Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania. Series A, Cuneiform Texts 30/1. http://www.etana.org/sites/default/files/coretexts/14920.pdf.

  • history: Langdon, BL 201

    [sec49747] N.d.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: CBS 10465
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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 000632 (Inanna and Dumuzi A) composite (P473745) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000632, Ex. 001 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265677.
CDLI Literary 000632, ex. 001 artifact entry (No. P265677). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265677 (Original work published 2005)
CDLI Literary 000632, ex. 001 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265677 (Accessed: June 15, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000632, ex. 001 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265677},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265677},
}

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