CDLI Literary 000351, ex. 047 (P346090)

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

Metadata / catalogue

Flat catalogue

As CSV As TSV

Expanded catalogue

As JSON

Linked catalogue

As TTL As JSON-LD As RDF/JSON As RDF/XML

Text / annotations

Text data

As ATF As JTF

Linked annotations

As TTL As JSON-LD As RDF/JSON As RDF/XML

Related publications

As CSV As BibTeX

Chemical Data

Seal Chemistry

As CSV

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

-

Witness

tablet
obverse
  broken
reverse
column 1
  beginning broken
1'. lugal# u4# su3#?-[...]
 en: The king who establishes his name (for) distant days
2'. {uruda}alan u4 ul-a#-sze3# [...]
 en: The one who after(?) he fashioned a statue as in ancient times
3'. e2-ninnu esz3 giri17-zal-la#? [...]
 en: In my Eninnu temple, a shrine filled with joy
4'. ki!(SZE3)-a-nag-ba um-mi-gub-en me-te-asz# [...]
 en: After you stand in the place(!) of libations (for the dead), you shall be established as something appropriate
  double ruling
5'. lugal-gu10 na4-e im-ma#-[gub]
 en: My king attended to the (next) stone
6'. {na4}na-ta kusz im-ta-du3-du3-e#
 en: Utilizing the na stone/grinding surface(?), he “worked the leather"(?)
7'. {d}nin-urta dumu {d}en-lil2-la2-ke4 nam am3-mi#-[...]
 en: Ninurta, the son of Enlil, was decreeing (its) fate
8'. na4 a2-sze ga2 bi2-i-du11-ga-gin7#
 en: Stone, as if(?) you had said “I (...?)”(?)
9'. {na4}na me-ga2 gesz bi2-szub-bu-za-na-gin7#
 en: na stone/grinding surface(?), as one (of a group) who was casting lots for (the use of?) my cosmic powers
10'. za-e dim2-me-de3 szah2-gin7 nu2-ba#
 en: You, lie down like a pig in order to fashion (things)/be fashioned(?)
11'. gurud-da lu2 kin2-sze3 nu-e-a-ak-a tur-tur-bi# [...]
 en: Be cast aside, you who are worked by no one(?), end up/ending up as tiny pieces
  double ruling
12'. lugal-gu10 {na4}e-le-li im-ma-gub#
 en: My king attended to the eleli stone
13'. {d#}nin-urta dumu {d}en-lil2-la2-ke4 nam am3-mi-ib2#-[...]
 en: Ninurta, the son of Enlil, was decreeing (its) fate
14'. [...]-li# gesz tuku-tuku kur du14 mu2-a-gin7
 en: eleli stone, who pays attention, when the mountain sowed discord, I cast down my aura upon you
15'. [...]-x-[...]-x
 en: ...
  rest broken
column 2
  beginning broken
1'. [...]-gin7# du#-gu10#-sze3# [...]
 en: Thus (you) inquired after my coming
2'. gesz-kin2-ti-ga2 igi#-[...]-na
 en: In my workshop, the one who goes at the fore
3'. {na4#}algamesz sa2 du11# u4-da gur3#-ru zadim-e-ne he2#-me#-en
 en: algameš stone, you shall be the daily regular fare brought by(?) the precious stone workers
  double ruling
4'. lugal#-gu10# {na4}du8-szi-a# ba#-gub
 en: My king attended to the dušia stone
5'. [{na4}]nir2#? {na4#}gug# {na4#}za#-gin3#!-e gu3 ba-an-de2
 en: He spoke to the nir stone, carnelian, and lapis
6'. [...]-ba#? {na4}hu-ri2-zi
 en: The amašpa'e, šaba, and hurizum stones
7'. [... {na4}]mar#-ha-li
 en: The guggazi and marhali stones
8'. [... {na4}]gi#-rin-hi-li-ba
 en: The egizaga and girinhiliba stones
9'. [...]-musz#-gir2-SZE3
 en: The anzugulme and nirmušir stones
10'. [...]-UM?-e
 en: The lord, ...
11'. [...]-x-tar#?-re#
 en: Ninurta, the son of Enlil, was decreeing (their) fate
  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
  • Measurements (mm):
  • Weight:
  • Artifact Preservation:
  • Condition Description:
  • Join Information:
  • Seal no.:
  • Seal information:
  • Artifact comments:

  • Genre(s): Literary (ETCSL 1.06.02 Ninurta’s Exploits (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0005

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

  • history: Lugale, 2 (1983) 016 F2

    [vanDijk1983Lugale] Dijk, Johannes J. A. van. 1983. Lugal Ud Me-Lám-Bi Nir-G̃ál : Le Récit Épique et Didactique Des Travaux de Ninurta, de Déluge et de La Nouvelle Création. Leiden : E. J. Brill.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM —
  • Accession No.:

  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
  • Elevation:
  • Stratigraphic Level:
  • Excavation No: U —
  • Findspot Square:
  • Findspot Comments:

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2024-07-12 at 15:29:36 Firth, Richard Artifact, Other Entity Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2023-06-15 at 20:34:30 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2019-06-09 at 21:14:10 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:01:59 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah 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

General Notes: -
CDLI Notes: -
Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000351, Ex. 047 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). July 12, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346090.
CDLI Literary 000351, ex. 047 artifact entry (No. P346090). (2024, July 12). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346090 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000351, ex. 047 artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346090 (Accessed: July 19, 2024).
@misc{2024CDLI,
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-19]},
	year = {2024},
	month = {jul 12},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000351, ex. 047 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346090},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346090},
}

TY  - ELEC
DA  - 2024/7/12/
PY  - 2024
ID  - P346090
LB  - CDLI:P346090
M1  - 2024/7/19/
TI  - CDLI Literary 000351, ex. 047 artifact entry
UR  - https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346090
ER  - 
This website uses essential cookies that are necessary for it to work properly. These cookies are enabled by default.