BM 015816 (P317081)

Prayer tablet excavated in Girsu (mod. Tello), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 015816

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Girsu (mod. Tello)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Ritual and liturgical > Prayer (Sumerian incantation to Asalluhi with 'Marduk-Ea' formula; 4 col. (CBT 2))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
column 1
1. [x x x (x)]-x#
2. [x x x (x)] AN
3. [x x x (x)] AN
4. pirig# [gal] an#-na szesz-gal-bi-im
5. an-ne2 gesz im-du11
6. ki-sza3 im-szi-ib2-pesz2
7. an-ne2 u2 im-us2
8. x#-[...]-x#
9. {d}[asar-lu2-hi-e]
10. a-a#-[ni {d}en-ki-ra]
11. lu2 [mu-szi]-in-[gi4-gi4]
12. AN lugal-[...]
column 2
1. ki nin-am3
2. pirig gal an-na szesz-gal-bi-im
3. an-ne2 gesz im-du11
4. ki-sza3 im-szi-ib2-pesz2
5. an-ne2 u2 im-us2
6. ki TUG2 im-szi-KU
7. an-[ne2 us2]-sa-a
8. x# [x x x x x]-x# AN
  2-3 lines missing
1'. [x x x x x] x#
2'. [x x x x x] AN
3'. [x x x x x]-a-na [x x x]-x#
4'. [x x x x x] AB RU bi2-in-du11#?
reverse
column 1
1. {d}asar-lu2-hi
2. a-na nu-zu a-na an-na-ab-dah-he-en6
3. an u2 us2-sa-ta
4. u2 um-ma-ra-an-bu
5. dag-bi ki-sze3 si um-mi-sa2
6. eden-sze3 x# x# ge ne#?
7. u2 ga [(x)] he2#-mu2#-mu2#
8. tu6 nig2 KA inim-kam
column 2
  blank

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Consult word list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • history: CBT 2, BM 015816 (catalogue)

    [CBT21996] Sigrist, Marcel, Hugo H. Figulla, and Christopher B. F. Walker. 1996. Catalogue of the Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum. Vol. 2. British Museum Press.

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  • Museum No.: BM 015816
  • Accession No.: 1896-06-12, 0036

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-08-19 at 13:27:14 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune; Smidt, Gustav Ryberg Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-21 at 07:05:30 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2022-05-07 at 15:57:33 Jagersma, Bram Atf Jagersma, Bram CDLI approved View
2022-05-07 at 15:56:56 Jagersma, Bram Atf Jagersma, Bram CDLI approved View
2006-04-04 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Alivernini, Sergio; Molina, Manuel CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“BM 015816 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P317081.
BM 015816 artifact entry (No. P317081). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P317081 (Original work published 2006)
BM 015816 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P317081 (Accessed: June 24, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-24]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {aug 19},
	title = {BM 015816 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P317081},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P317081},
}

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