CDLI Literary 000714, ex. 001 & 000781, ex. 004 (P342964)

Literary tablet excavated in Uncertain (mod. uncertain), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

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Museum Collection(s)

Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

Museum Number

VAT 06705

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

uncertain (mod. uncertain)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ETCSL 4.23.01 Ninkasi A (witness); ETCSL 5.05.a Drinking Song (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
  beginning broken
1'. [...] szu# mu-ra-an#-[...]
2'. [...]-ka#-si# iri{ki}-zu lal3-hur ki us2#-[sa]
3'. izim#-bi szu m u-ra-an-du7-[du7]
4'. ama-zu {d}nin-ti nin abzu-[...]
5'. a-a-zu {d}en-ki en {d}nu-dim2-mud#-[...]
6'. {d}nin-ka-si ama-zu {d}nin-ti nin [...]
7'. a-a-zu {d}en-ki en {d}nu-dim2-mud-[...]
8'. si nig2-gur4-gur4 mar mah-e du8-a-zu#
  left edge nig2-gur4-gur4
9'. szem-ta? lal3# ta-hab2-ba bappir2 hi-hi-a#
10'. {d}nin-ka-si nig2-gur4-gur4 mar mah-e du8-a-zu
11'. szem lal3 ta-hab2-ba bappir2 hi-hi-a
12'. bappir2 udun mah-a-e du8-a-zu
13'. zar gu2-nida-e-a si sa2-sa2-a
14'. {d}nin-ka-si bappir2 udun mah-e du8-a-zu
15'. zar gu2-nida-a si sa2-sa2-a
16'. munu4 sahar gar-ra a si-ga-zu
17'. ur-me-me nam gurum-gurum-ma-am3
18'. {d}nin-ka-si munu4 sahar gar-ra a si-ga-a-zu
19'. ur-me-me nam gurum-gurum-ma-am3
20'. sumun2 dug-a a gar-ra-zu
  left edge titab2 {ge}ge2
21'. i-zi zi-i-zi-dam i-zi ga2-ga2-dam
22'. {d}nin-ka-si sumun2 dug-a a gar-ra-zu
23'. i-zi zi-i-zi-dam i-zi ga2-ga2-dam
24'. titab2 {+ge}ge2 mah-a bara3-ga-zu
25'. sza3# se26 dingir dab5-ba-am3
26'. {d#}nin#-ka#-si# titab2# {+ge#}ge2# x x [...]
  rest broken
reverse
  beginning broken
1'. {d#}nin-ka-si nig2 [...]
2'. dida-bi szu im#-ma-ni#-[
3'. dug nig2-dur2-buru3-e gu3 nun di-dam
4'. lahtan mah-a mi-ni-in-si-sa2-am3
5'. {d}nin-ka-si dug nig2-dur2-buru3-e gu3 nun di-dam
6'. lahtan mah-a mi-ni-in-si-sa2-a
7'. kasz si-im dug lahtan-a mi-ni-in-de2-a-zu
8'. {i7}idigna {i7}buranuna!(UD-NUN){+na} sag#? se3-ga-am3-za
9'. {d}nin-ka-si kasz si-im dug lahtan-a de2-a
10'. {i7}idigna# {i7#}buranunana sag se3-ga-am3
  left edge tab-tab?
11. {gi}gakkul-e {gi}gakkul-e
12. {gi}gakkul-e {dug}lam-sa2-ri
13. {gi}gakkul-e nig2 ur5 sa6-sa6-ge
14. {dug}lam-sa2-ri nig2 sza3 hul2-hul2-e
15. {dug}u-gur-bala nig2 e2-a me-te-bi
16. {dug}sza3-gub-be2 nig2 kasz si-si-ge
17. {dug}am-am lah5 {dug}lam-sa2-ra-ke4
18. {gi}bugin {u2}bur2 {gi}ba-an-du silag-ga2-a-ke4
19. dug sa6 dag-dug-e sa-gi4#-a
20. sza3 dingir-za hu-mu-ra-ab#-[hun-e]
21. igi {gi}gakkul-am3 igi#-me# [na-nam]
22. sza3 {gi#}gakkul#-am3 [sza3-me na-nam]
23. [ag2 sza3-zu] gur4#-gur4-ru# [ni2-bi-a]
  rest broken

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 4.23.01 Ninkasi A (witness); ETCSL 5.05.a Drinking Song (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • N.d. [Zimmern, Heinrich, VS 10 (1913) 156 (1438254)]

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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: VAT 06705
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This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000714 (Ninkasi A) composite (P478928) View the score

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Cite this Artifact

“CDLI Literary 000714, Ex. 001 & 000781, Ex. 004 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 6, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P342964.

CDLI Literary 000714, ex. 001 & 000781, ex. 004 artifact entry (No. P342964). (2006, November 6). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P342964

CDLI Literary 000714, ex. 001 & 000781, ex. 004 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P342964 (Accessed: February 6, 2023).

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