UET 6, 0399 (P274660)

Incantation tablet excavated in Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM —

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Ritual and liturgical > Incantation (incantations)

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tablet
obverse
1. [u2]-zu#-u2-mi u2#-zu#-[um]
 ts: uzzumi uzzum
 en: Anger, they say, anger
2. i#-la-ka ri-mi-ni-isz#
 ts: illaka rīminiš
 en: goes like a wild bull;
3. isz#-ta-na-hi-it, ka-al-ba-<ni>-[isz]
 ts: ištanaḫḫiṭ kalbāniš
 en: it constantly leaps forth like a dog;
4. ki-ma ne2-szi-im
 ts: kīma nēšim
 en: like a lion
5. e-ez a-la-ka
 ts: ez alāka
 en: fierce in going,
6. ki-ma ba-ar-ba-ri-im
 ts: kīma barbarim
 en: like a wolf
7. la-ka-ta ma-ad-mi#
 ts: lakāta mādmi
 en: in moving numerous, they say.
8. is-su#-uh ba-asz-ta-am
 ts: issuḫ baštam
 en: It ripped out the good looks
9. sza pa-ni-i-szu-u2#
 ts: ša pānišu
 en: of his face;
10. ih#-pi ma?-li-a-am
 ts: iḫpi malliam
 en: it broke the fullness
11. sza# li-bi-szu-u2#
 ts: ša libbišu
 en: of his stomach.
12. ab#-ri-isz-szu-u2-ma
 ts: abrišuma
 en: I examined him and
13. ki#-ma ti-tu-ri
 ts: kīma titurri
 en: like a bridge
14. [lu]-ba e-li-[szu]
 ts: luba’ elišu
 en: I passed over him
reverse
1. sza#?-pa2#?-al is#?-sa3#-szu-u2
 ts: šapal issašu
 en: (and) underneath his jaw(?).
2. [i]-di-ig-la-at
 ts: idiglat
 en: The Tigris
3. [na]-ru-um
 ts: nārum
 en: river,
4. _nam#!-gu-la_ sza!(DU) ma-tim? x-x
 ts: rabûtum ša mātim ...
 en: abundance of the land ...
5. is#?-ni-iq-szum
 ts: isniqšum
 en: Approach him!
6. i-gi-ig#-szum
 ts: igigšum
 en: Scratch him!
7. szum-ma-an la# [...]-ak sza#? x
 ts: šumman la ...
 en: If not...
8. lu?-uk-ru-u2#-ba#?-ma#?
 ts: lukrubamma
 en: let me pronounce a prayer.
9. _nig2#?-ak_{+szum}
 ts: upīšum
 en: The magical machination
10. sza#? szu-s,i-im# [u2?-za?-am?]
 ts: ša šūṣîm uzzam
 en: of expelling anger(?).

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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  • primary: UET 6, 0399

    [Gadd1963] Gadd, Cyril J., and Aaron Shaffer. 1963, 1966.

  • primary: LAOS 12, no. 117

    [WassermanZomer] Wasserman, Nathan, and Elyze Zomer. 2022. Akkadian Magic Literature Old Babylonian and Old Assyrian Incantations: Corpus – Context – Praxis. Vol. 12. Leipziger Altorientalistische Studien. Harrassowitz.

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  • Museum No.: BM —
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 16892d
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2024-06-04 at 17:31:56 de Ridder, Jacob Jan Artifact de Ridder, Jacob Jan de Ridder, Jacob Jan approved View
2016-12-30 at 10:05:26 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2015-03-04 at 13:18:02 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2005-09-14 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Fitzgerald, Madeleine; Guerra, Dylan CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“UET 6, 0399 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 4, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P274660.
UET 6, 0399 artifact entry (No. P274660). (2024, June 4). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P274660 (Original work published 2005)
UET 6, 0399 artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P274660 (Accessed: July 23, 2024).
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	title = {UET 6, 0399 artifact entry},
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P274660},
}

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