CDLI Literary 000351, ex. 045 (P346088)

Literary 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)

Literary (ETCSL 1.06.02 Ninurta’s Exploits (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
1. x [...]
 en: ...
2. x [...]
 en: ...
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3'. [...]-x
 en: ...
4'. [...]
 en: ...
5'. [...]-x
 en: ...
6'. [...]
 en: ...
7'. [...]-x-NE
 en: ...
8'. [...]
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9'. [...]-x
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1. [...]-un#-ur4-ur4 {i7#}idigna im-ma-an-si
 en: He gathered up (that which had been destroyed in the mountain) and placed it (in) the Tigris
2. [...]{ku6#} a-gar3#-ra mi-ni-in-de2-de2
 en: He irrigated the meadow with the carp flood
3. [i3]-ne-esz2 u4-da#? nig2-ki-szar2-ra-ke4
 en: Now, today(?) that of the horizon/entire earth (everything?),
4. lugal#? kalam-ma en {d}nin-urta-ra su3-u4-bi mu-un-hul2-e-esz
 en: The kings of the homeland profoundly rejoiced for Ninurta
5. GAN2-ne2 sze gu-nu-a mi-ni-in-si
 en: The field ripened with/placed barley
6. [...] pu2# {gesz}kiri6-ke4 szu im-mi-in-il2
 en: The harvest of the irrigated orchard yielded (fruit)
7. guru7# du6-de3 gu2 im-mi-in-gur-gur
 en: He heaped up the grain piles
8. en-e kalam-x kar? im-ta-an-e11
 en: The lord brought up harbors/trading colonies from within the land
9. dingir-re-e-ne ur5-bi mu-un-sa6
 en: He made the mood of the gods pleasant
10. {d}nin-urta a-a-ni {d}en-lil2-le me-tesz2 me-i-i-ne
 en: And they were praising Ninurta and his father Enlil(?)
11. u4-bi-a munus-ra arhusz-a sa2 nam-ga-mu-ni-ib2-du11
 en: At that time he also reached (a) compassion(ate state) for the woman
12. {d}nin-mah-e ki gesz3 du11-ga-ni-sze3 u3 nu-um-szi-ku-ku
 en: Ninmah because of the place where ... had sex with her was not sleeping
13. siki# u8 dugud-gin7 bar-ra bi2-in-dul
 en: She made her hair cover her back like a heavy (i.e. unshorn?) ewe(?)
14. i-lu kur giri3# nu-gal2-la-ba gal-gal-bi mi-ni-ib2-be2#
 en: She was greatly intoning a lament in the mountain that had not been stepped on/had no trails
15. u3-mu-un a2# mah-a-ni kur-re# nu#-u8-il2#-[...]
 en: The mountain does not bear the supreme strength of the lord
16. ur-sag gal an-gin7 [...]
 en: The hero who, like An in his anger, his might no one approaches
17. u4 sur2 ki-a gen usz11# [...]
 en: The furious storm that moves upon the earth, depositing(?) poison on its “chest”
18. en szi {d}mu-ul-lil2-la2# [...]
 en: Lord, the “life”(?) of Enlil, of whom the crown is appropriate upon his head
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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 1.06.02 Ninurta’s Exploits (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0003

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

  • history: van Dijk Lugale 015, M1

    [sec87587] N.d.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM —
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 16879M
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-15 at 20:34:30 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:01:59 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View
2011-10-07 at 08:44:48 Wagensonner, Klaus Atf Wagensonner, Klaus CDLI approved View
2006-11-02 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Foxvog, Daniel A.; Guerra, Dylan; Peterson, Jeremiah; Veldhuis, Niek; Wolfe, Jared N. CDLI approved View

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

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000351 (Ninurta's Exploits [Lugale]) composite (P469530) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000351, Ex. 045 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346088.
CDLI Literary 000351, ex. 045 artifact entry (No. P346088). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346088 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000351, ex. 045 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346088 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000351, ex. 045 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346088},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346088},
}

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