BE 17/1, 013 (P265996)

Letter tablet excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), and now kept in Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Museum Number

CBS 10804

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Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Letter (Letter; (Obv)11x(Rev)7 lines; *gift of Sultan to H. V. Hilprecht)

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tablet
obverse
1. a-na be-li2-ia qi2-bi-ma
 en: Speak to my lord:
2. um-ma-a {disz}eri-ba-_{d}marduk ARAD_-ka-ma
 en: The following (says) Erība-Marduk, your servant,
3. a-na di-na-an be-li2-ia lul-lik
 en: I may go as my lord's substitute!
4. um-ma-a a-na be-li2-ia-ma
 en: The following (say) to my lord:
5. _lu2-sag-lugal_ sza dul-la u2-sze-ep-pe#-szu14
 en: The ša rēš šarri, who lets the dullu work duty be carried out,
6. qi2-pu-ti _ARAD-mesz_-ka lu-u2 sza _nibru{ki}_
 en: is slowing down the qīpu commissioners, your servants,the ones from Nippur,
7. _bad3_-ku-ri-gal-zu u3 _iri-ARAD-gaszan_
 en: from Dūr-Kurigalzu and from Āl-Arad-Belti
8. i-na mu-uh dul-li ka-ri-in-szu2-nu-ti
 en: in (them) doing the dullu work duty,
9. u3 a-szi-ib pa-ni-szu-nu
 en: and as the one, who is sitting in front of them,
10. a-na pe-te-e ul i-nam-din-szu-nu-ti
 en: to the opening (of channels) he does not give them.
11. lu-u2-s,i de-[ka? ...]
 en: I may go out ( and the summoner for workforce?) ...
reverse
1'. [...] iq-bi#-ma#?
 en: ... he said
2'. um-ma-a _gu2-gal za3-hi-li_
 en: the following: “Chick peas,cress,
3'. u3 _i3-gesz_ sza a-na _erin2-mesz_ dul-li
 en: and oil, the ones to be given to the ṣābu workers for the dullu work duty,
4'. a-na na-da-a-ni ia-'a-nu
 en: (to give it), they are not there.”
5'. li-il-qu2-ni
 en: They may take those!
6'. _lu2-sag-lugal_ ul-tu dul-la
 en: Since the ša rēš šarri has not let them carry out the dullu work duty
7'. la u2-sze-ep-pe-szu u2-ma-t,a
 en: he has decreased the quantity.

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
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  • Genre(s): Letter (Letter; (Obv)11x(Rev)7 lines; *gift of Sultan to H. V. Hilprecht)
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  • primary: BE 17/1,, 013

    [Radau1908BE17/1] Radau, Hugo. 1908. Letters to the Cassite Kings from the Temple Archives of Nippur. Babylonian Expedition 17/1.

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  • Museum No.: CBS 10804
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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Cite this Artifact
“BE 17/1, 013 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265996.
BE 17/1, 013 artifact entry (No. P265996). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265996 (Original work published 2005)
BE 17/1, 013 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265996 (Accessed: June 15, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-15]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {feb 1},
	title = {BE 17/1, 013 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265996},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P265996},
}

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