CDLI Literary 000483, ex. 001 & 000494, ex. 002 & 000627, ex. 003 & 000691, ex. 001 (P343004)

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 07025

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

uncertain (mod. uncertain)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ETCSL 2.05.05.03 Lipti-Ishtar C (witness); ETCSL 2.05.06.05 Ur-Ninurta E (witnes)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
column 1
1. [en] mah za3 dab me galam u18#-ru#
2. pa#-bil2-ga en-en-e-ne
3. bar-sud-am3
4. sag il2 dirig ninda2 numun i-i
5. mu idim ni2 gal-le-esz ri-a
6. mah du11#-ga-ni sag2 di nu-zu
7. kur me sikil#-la ni2 mu-ni-in-gur3#
8. bara2 gal-la dur2 im-mi-in-gar
9. an lugal dingir-re-e-ne-ke4
10. sza3-ba-tuku-am3
11. igi zi su3-ra2-sze3 mu-un-szi-in-bar
12. nun {d}li-pi2-it-esz18-dar-ra igi zi mu-szi-in-bar
13. nam-til3 su3-ra2-sze3 mu-na-an-szum2
14. nun {d}li-pi2-it-esz18-dar-ra nam-til3 <su3-ra2-sze3 mu-na-an-szum2>
15. an-na du11-ga-ni inim ki-bi-sze3 gar-ra
16. dingir na-me sag la-ba-ab-szum2-mu
17. {d}a-nun-na dingir kilib3-ba-bi
18. ki nam tar-re-da gu2 mu-na-si-si-esz
19. sza3-ba-tuku-am3#
20. me gal-gal-la pa mu-ni-in-e3
21. dingir an-na mu-na-sug2-ge-esz
22. bar-sud 2(disz)-kam!-ma
23. gesz-hur#-bi si mu-ni-ib-sa2-sa2
24. dingir ki-a mu-na-gam-e-esz
25. me mah-a me sag-ki-a-ba
26. nam-lugal nig2 kal-kal-la-am3
27. {d}li-pi2-it-esz18-dar dumu {d}en-lil2-la2-ra
28. an gal-e sag-e-esz mu-ni-in-rig7
  single ruling
29. sa-<bar>-gid2-da-am3
30. an gal-am3 dingir pa e3 gal-am3
31. an u18-ru lugal {d}li-pi2-it-esz18-dar giszkim-til3-la-ni na-nam
  single ruling
32. gesz-gi4-gal2-bi-im
33. an-e sza3 gu2-bi gi4-a-na lugal mu-ni-in-pa3
34. sza3-bala-bala nam-lugal-la-ra gu3 zi mu-na-de2
35. {d}li-pi2-it-esz18-dar a2 szum2-ma-gu10-me-en gu2 an-sze3 he2-zi
36. u4 gu3 di# sag-bi zi-zi-gin7 su zi he2-me-da-ri
37. gu2#-erim2-gal2 kur nu-sze-ga-zu u18-lu-zu he2-em-dul
38. nig2-si-sa2 ki-en-gi ki-uri mu-ni-gar su kalam-ma mu-dug3
39. {d}li-pi2-it-esz18-dar dumu {d}en-lil2-la2 u4-gin7 dalla he2-ni-e3
40. iri# a2-dam masz#-GAN2 ki gar-ra gu3 tesz2 hu-mu-ra-ab-sig10
41. ug3 sag-ge6-ga u8-gin7 lu-a us2 zi hu-mu-ra-ab-sig9-ge5
42. {d}_li-pi2-<it-esz18-dar>_ kur ki su3-ra2-sze3 lugal-bi he2-me-en
43. {gesz}gu-za mah nam-nun-na he2-du7 gi16-sa nam-lugal-la
44. {d}en-lil2-le zi-de3#-esz ma-ra-an-szum2 suhusz-bi hu-mu-ra-ab-sig10
45. {d}suen aga sag-za mi-ni-in-ga-na# musz3# nam-ba-an-tum2-mu
46. {d}en-ki-ke4 me nam-nun-na-ka sze-er-ka-an hu-mu-<ra>-ni-in-du11
47. {d}inana nin nam-nun-na-ka za-e-da hu-mu-u8?-de3-gub
48. {d}udug sa6-ga {d}lamma e2-kur-ra# he2-me-da-sug2-sug2-ge-esz
49. nidba {gesz}gesztin ga# il2-la-zu# szu he2-em-da-gal2-gal2
50. dumu nig2-dim2-ma [{d}]en-lil2-la2-me-en nig2 hu-<mu>-ra-ab-dug3-dug3
column 2
  beginning broken
1'. sa#-[gar-ra-am3]
2'. dingir ni2# gur3# sza3#-ge# pa3#-da# dumu# {d#}en#-[lil2-la2] nig2 ha-ra-ab-gu-ul-[gu-ul]
  single ruling
3'. gesz-gi4-gal2-bi-im#
4'. an-e du11-ga#-ni nam dug3 tar-[ra-am3]
5'. an gal-e du11-ga-ni nam dug3 [tar-ra-am3]
6'. {d}_li-<pi2-it-esz18-dar>_ dumu {d}en-lil2-la2-ra szu [...]
  single ruling
7'. u19-ru12-bi-im a-da-ab-an#-[na-kam]
  single ruling
8'. an u18-ru gal dingir-re-e-ne#
9'. an nir-gal2 dingir pa# e3-a
10'. an lugal-la nam gal tar-ra-ni
11'. {d}ur-<{d}nin-urta>-ra szu zi hu-mu-na-ab-gar
12'. bar-sud-am3
13'. za3 kur-kur-ra-sze3 dili-ni dab
14'. {d}a-nun-na-ke4-ne sag kesz2-bi na-nam
15'. me gal-gal-la za3 mu-ni-in-kesz2#
16'. me szar2-ra giri3-ni nam-mi-in-gar
17'. dingir gal-an-zu nun nam tar-re-de3
18'. gu3 zi mu-na-an-de2 an-ne2 {d#}ur-<{d}nin-urta>-ra gu3 zi <mu-na-an-de2>
19'. kalam-ma mu-ni-in-mah an-ne2 [{d}ur]-<{d}nin-urta> <mu-ni-in-mah>
20'. {gesz}gu-za nam-lugal-la ul-sze3 suhusz# gi-na
21'. szibir mah! me kalam-ma ur4-ur4
22'. gidru nig2-gi-na# ug3 szar2 lah5-lah5-e
23'. {d}ur-{d}nin-urta-ra mu-na-an-tah
24'. an ku3-ga ki nam tar-ra-ni
25'. dingir an-na ba-sug2-ge-esz-a
26'. {d}a-nun-na-ke4-ne gizzal# ba-an-ak-esz
27'. sza3-ba-tuku-am3
  single ruling
28'. ukken gar-ra-ba he2-am3 ba-ni-in-ne-esz
29'. iri du3-du3 a2-dam ki gar-ra
30'. kur gam-e kalam suhusz gi-na
31'. mu he2-gal2 bala u4 sud-da
32'. {d}ur-<{d}nin-urta>-ra mu-na-an-szum2
  single ruling
33'. sa-gid2-da-am3
34'. an-na igi su3-u4-bi bar#-ra-ni sipa zi mu-ni-in-il2
35'. {d}ur-<{d}nin-urta> dumu ki-ag2-ga2-ni mi2 zi-de3-esz sza-mu-un-e
36'. ni2 me-lem4-za tesz2 he2-gal2 u4 gal-gin7 u5-bi
37'. nam-szul-zu gaba gi4 na-an-tuku-tuku-un ma-da he2-de3-gal2
38'. mu-zu kur-kur-ra he2-em-mah-en sa6-zu he2-di
39'. ma-da ni2-ba nam-ra-an-gam-e gu2 gesz hu-mu-ra-ab-gar
40'. {d}ur-<{d}nin-urta> a2 gal szum2-ma-gu10 mu-gu10-sze3 nir he2-gal2
41'. inim-zu {gesz}rab3 mah-gin7 hul-gal2-e szu# he2-em-ri-ri
42'. a2 ag2-ga2-zu ki-bala-a ha-ba-te giri17 szu ha-ma-an-gal2-esz
43'. nam-nun-zu sag an-sze3 he2-eb-il2 ug3-e# ha-ma-dug3-ge
44'. nig2-gi-na za-e lu2-bi he2-me-en a2-tah-zu he2-a
45'. nig2-si-sa2 sza3-ta e3-a-me-en {d}utu ba-gub-ba
46'. {d}inana ki-ag2-zu na-nam nam-til3 ha-ra-ab-sud-de3
47'. {d}lamma sa6-ga nam-en nam-lugal-la zi-de3-esz ha-ra-sug2-ge-esz
48'. <mu> sa4-a ki-en-gi#-ra#-me-en {d}ur-<{d}nin-urta>-gu10#
49'. esz3 nibru{ki} dur#-an#-ki-ka# sag il2-la gen-i3
reverse
column 1
1. kadra#-zu# szeg12 e2-kur-ra-ke4 szu-bi im-gid2
2. sipa ni2 gur3 nidba gal-gal-la-ni e2#-sze3 ha-ma-gub-be2
  single ruling
3. sa-gar-ra-am3
4. 1(asz) dingir-re-ne me gal-gal-la i3-me-en
5. an lugal 1(asz) dingir-re-<ne me gal-gal-la i3-me-en>
6. {d}ur-<{d}nin-urta> ka-ta e3-a-gu10 ul-sze3 na-ra-kur2-ru#
7. u18-ru12#-bi-im a-da-ab an-na-kam
  single ruling
8. a#-gu10# an# ma-an-ze2-eg3 ki ma-an-ze2-eg3
9. me-e {d#}ga-sza-an-an-na-gen
10. ma-ra dim3-me-er tesz2 mu-da-sa2-a
11. {d}mu-ul-lil2-le an ma-an-ze2-eg3 ki <ma-an-ze2-eg3>
12. me-e {d}<ga-sza-an-an-na-gen>
  line is indented
13. na-ag2-u3-mu-un# ma#-an#-ze2#-eg3
14. na-ag2-ga-sza-an# ma#-an#-ze2-eg3
15. me3# ma-an-ze2#-eg3# [szen]-szen#? ma-<an-ze2-eg3>
16. mar-uru5 ma-an-ze2-eg3# dal#?-ha#-mun ma-<an-ze2-eg3>
17. an men sag-ga2 mu#-ni#-in-ma-al
18. ki# {kusz}e-sir2 me-ri-ga2 mu-ni-in-sig9
19. tug2-ba13 ku3 su-ga2 mu-ni-in-la2
20. {mu}gidru ku3 szu-ga2 mu-ni-in-ma-al
21. dingir buru5-me-esz me-e mu-tin-gen
22. {d}a-nun-na di-da-me-esz me-e sumun2 zi-gen
23. sumun2 zi a-a {d}en-lil2-la2-gen
24. u3-sumun2 zi sag-ga2 di-a-ni
25. e2-kur-ra e2 {d}mu-ul-lil2-la2-sze3 ku4-ku4-da-gu10-ne
26. i3-du8-e gaba-gu10 szu li-bi2-ma-ma
27. sukkal-e il2-la2 na-ma-ab-be2
28. an ga2-a-kam ki ga2-a-kam me-e ur-sag-gen
29. unug{ki}-ga e2-an-na ga2-a-kam
30. zabala{ki} gi-gun4-na ma-a-kam
31. nibru{ki}-a dur-an-ki <ma-a-kam>
32. urim2{ki}-ma e2-dilmun-na <ma-a-kam>
33. gir2-su{ki}-a esz2-dam#-ku3# <ma-a-kam>
34. adab{ki}-a e2-szar-ra <ma-a-kam>
35. kisz{ki}-a hur-sag-kalam-ma <ma-a-kam>
36. kisiga!{ki} amasz-ku3-ga <ma-a-kam>
37. akszak{ki}-a an-za-gar3 <ma-a-kam>
38. umma{ki}-a ib-gal <ma-a-kam>
39. a-ga-de3{ki}-a ul!-masz ma-a-kam
40. ma#-ra# dim3#-me#-er tesz2 mu-da-sa2-a
41. [x x x] {d}inana-kam
  single ruling
42. [...] x szu# du7-a
43. [...] x [x]
  rest broken
column 2
1. ku6 gidru# szu-na na!(KI)-mu-un-gal2 me ($ blank space $)
2. ku6 {kusz}e#-sir2 giri3-na na-mu-un-sig9 me ($ blank space $)
3. ku6 izi ab-sza3-ga na-mu-un-zalag-ge me ($ blank space $)
4. ku6 sur9-re mu-na-an-du12-am3
5. ku6 gud-de3 gu3 nun mu-na-ab-be2
6. ku6 tug2-ba13 sza3-ge4 nam-mi-in-la2
7. kas4-kas4{ku6}-e kas4 mu-na-ab-kar-re
8. gur4-gur4{ku6}-e ab mu-na-ab-gur4-gur4
9. gir2{ku6}-e ab mu-na-ab-gir2-re
10. agargara{ku6} zar!-re-esz mu-un-du8-du8
11. ku6-sze6 ab-ba mu-na-ab-mu2-mu2
12. ku6 sim{muszen} mu-na-ab-dal-dal-le-ne
13. ga-sza-an-gen {gesz}ma2-gur8-sze3 da-an#-u5# me-e e2-sze3 da-an#-u5#
14. {gesz}ma2 si-bi da-an-u5 me-e e2-sze3 da-an-u5
15. a2-sumur3-bi ku3-sig17 szim {gesz}erin-da
16. ab-ba sza-mu-na-ab-gir2-gir2-re-dam
17. gesz-hum-bi iti6 giri17-zal-am3
18. ab-ba sza-mu-na-ab-dadag-ge
19. mu-u4-na-gu10 mu-un-ku5 ab-ba-ka
  erased line u3#-mu#-un# x x x
20. u3-mu-un-dar#-a mu-un-ku5 ab-ba-ka
21. e2 u4-bi
22. a-a
  double ruling
23. bala-bala-e {d}nansze-kam
  double ruling
  blank space

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • Genre(s): Literary (ETCSL 2.05.05.03 Lipti-Ishtar C (witness); ETCSL 2.05.06.05 Ur-Ninurta E (witnes)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • N.d. [Zimmern, Heinrich, VS 10 (1913) 199 (1405244)]

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  • Museum No.: VAT 07025
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“CDLI Literary 000483, Ex. 001 & 000494, Ex. 002 & 000627, Ex. 003 & 000691, Ex. 001 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 6, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P343004.

CDLI Literary 000483, ex. 001 & 000494, ex. 002 & 000627, ex. 003 & 000691, ex. 001 artifact entry (No. P343004). (2006, November 6). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P343004

CDLI Literary 000483, ex. 001 & 000494, ex. 002 & 000627, ex. 003 & 000691, ex. 001 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P343004 (Accessed: February 8, 2023).

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