CDLI Literary 000635, ex. 002 & 000638, ex. 008 (P286260)

Literary tablet dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in Nies Babylonian Collection, Yale Babylonian Collection, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Nies Babylonian Collection, Yale Babylonian Collection, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Museum Number

NBC 10923

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

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Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ETCSL 4.08.04 Inanna and Dumuzi D (witness); ETCSL 4.08.07 Inanna and Dumuzi G ()

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
1. nig2# lam-lam-ma ama ugu#-na? [...]
2. sza3 i-bi2 sa6-sa6 ad-da-na# [...]
3. szesz-me he2-me-en [szesz-me] he2-me-[en]
4. szesz ka2 e2-gal-me he2#-me-en
5. u3-mu-un-si x x x ma2#-gur8-me he2-me-en
6. nu-banda3 {gisz}gigir2-ra-me he2-me-en
7. kusz7 {gisz}gigir2 sar-ra-me he2-me-en
8. ab-ba uru di ku5-ru-me he2-me-en
9. gidlam# nig2 5(ia2) gidlam nig2 1(u)
10. szesz# gidlam ad-[da]-me he2-me-en
11. gidlam gu2-zi#-[x x] he2-me-en
12. [x x] nig2# ze2-ba [x x x x]-du11#
13. [x]-ma#-gen-zu na-ag2#-[...]
14. [x]-a ku4-ra-zu he2-[...]
15. da# nu2-da hul2-la [...]
16. ze2-ba-gu10 ki-nu2 gi4-ni-ib-[...]
17. bal-bal-e {d}inanna-[kam]
18. di#-da#-gu10#-de3 di-da-gu10-[de3]
19. [x x x x] di-da-gu10-de3
reverse
1. [...]-e?-szi-in-bar
2. [...]-du11#? ma-ra-an-tah
3. sza3# ki-ig ag2? hi-li-na? ag2 ku7-ku7-[dam]
4. ku3# ga-sza-an-gu10 ag2-sze3 ma?-ra-an-ba
5. [ki]-bi?# i-bi2-gu10 ma-ra-gu10-[x]
6. [x x] ki#-ig-ga-gu10 gaba im-ma-x-ri#
7. [x x] mu-e-szi-in-te dili mu-e-x-x
8. [x x] e2#-ni im-ma-ni-in-[...]
9. mu-nu2 lal3 hab2-ba bi2-in-[x]-e
10. ze-ba kal-la#-gu10 sza3 x [...]
11. dili-dili-ta eme# ak# [x x x]
12. szesz i-bi2 sa6-sa6-gu10 5(u)-x x-x-ak#
13. lu2 si-ga-gin7 mu-na-de3-gub
14. ki-ta tuk4-e-da si#-a mu-na-ni-gar
15. szesz-gu10 ib2-ba-na szu gid2-de3
16. ze2-ba kal-la-gu10 u4 mu-un-di#-ni-ib-zal-e
17. szu ba-mu-u8 nin9-gu10 szu ba-mu-u8#
18. DU nin9 ki-ag2-gu10 e2-gal#?-la#? ga#-gen
19. igi ad-da-ga2 dumu-tur# [he2-me]-en
20. {d}ba-ba6 lu2 ha-ba-zu szu# [...]-re#
21. bal-bal-e [...]

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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  • Genre(s): Literary (ETCSL 4.08.04 Inanna and Dumuzi D (witness); ETCSL 4.08.07 Inanna and Dumuzi G ()
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • primary: Anc. Mes. Speaks, p. 229, no. 50

    [Lassen2019AncMesSpeaks] Lassen, Agnete, Eckart Frahm, and Klaus Wagensonner, eds. 2019. Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection. Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University.

  • history: ASJ 15, p.1-10, p. 8-9 no. 5

    [Alster1993texts] Alster, Bendt. 1993. “Some Ur III Literary Texts and Other Sumerian Texts in Yale and Philadelphia.” Acta Sumerologica 15: 1–10.

  • history: Tinney, Steve, JNES 59 (2000) 024-025,

    [sec55820] N.d.

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  • Museum No.: NBC 10923
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-15 at 20:22:28 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-21 at 07:01:26 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2021-01-30 at 08:39:34 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Carr, Christie CDLI approved View
2014-03-07 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Firth, Richard CDLI approved View

This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000635 (Inanna and Dumuzi D) composite (P473747) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000635, Ex. 002 & 000638, Ex. 008 Artifact Entry.” (2014) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P286260.
CDLI Literary 000635, ex. 002 & 000638, ex. 008 artifact entry (No. P286260). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P286260 (Original work published 2014)
CDLI Literary 000635, ex. 002 & 000638, ex. 008 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P286260 (Accessed: April 17, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000635, ex. 002 & 000638, ex. 008 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P286260},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P286260},
}

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