CDLI Literary 000347, ex. 010 (P346105)

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 1.04.03 Dumuzi’s Dream (witness) Dumuzi's Dream)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
  beginning broken
1'. [...]-e#-ne im-ma-da-an#-[...]
 en: He slipped away from the demons
2'. e2# um-ma {d}be-li-li-kam? zi ba#-[...]
 en: It was the house of the old woman Belili that he ran for his life towards
3'. um-ma lu2 na-me-en dam dingir-ra# [...]
 en: Old woman, I am not a human, I am the spouse of a god
4'. a ub-ta-bala a tukumbi nag#
 en: After water is poured, if (only?) water could be drunk(?)
5'. zi3! ub!-ta-bala a tukumbi nag
 en: After flour is poured(!), if (only?) water could be drunk(!?)
6'. a ub-ta-bala zi3#! ub-ta-bala sza3-bi-a# bi2-in-tusz
 en: After water was poured, after flour was poured, she sat him down(?) there
7'. um-ma e2-ta bar-ra-e3
 en: The old woman left the house,
8'. um-ma e3-da-ni#
 en: when the old woman left,
9'. galla-e-ne igi ba-ni-duh-a
 en: The galla demons saw her(!?)
10'. tukumbi u4-da u4-ma ki {d}dumu-zi ti-la nu-ub-zu#
 en: If the old woman does not know where Dumuzi dwells
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1. [...] x a-na bar#-bar-re#?
 en: What makes her look around with a frightened gaze?
2. [...] a-na# de2#-de2#
 en: What makes her shout with a frightened voice?
3. [...]-ma#-an-ze2-er#? e2# um#-ma# {d#?}be-li-kam x-x-x-x
 en: Come!(!?) We will go to the house of old woman Belili
4. [...]-um#-ma# {d#}be#-li#-li# [...]
 en: ...
5. [...] ba#?-an#?-x
 en: ...
6. [...]-ma#?-ab# x x
 en: ...
  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 1.04.03 Dumuzi’s Dream (witness) Dumuzi's Dream)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: Alster, Dumuzi, Dumuzi 046 Ab, pl. XXII

    [Alster1972Dumuzi] Alster, Bendt. 1972. Dumuzi’s Dream. Aspects of Oral Poetry in a Sumerian Myth. Mesopotamia 1. Copenhagen : Akademisk Forlag, D.B.K.

  • history: UET 6, 0020

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

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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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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
2019-06-01 at 14:34:08 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:02:00 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View
2012-10-25 at 05:06:55 Wagensonner, Klaus Atf Wagensonner, Klaus CDLI approved View
2011-10-07 at 08:45:00 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 000347 (Dumuzi's Dream) composite (P469528) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000347, Ex. 010 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346105.
CDLI Literary 000347, ex. 010 artifact entry (No. P346105). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346105 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000347, ex. 010 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346105 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000347, ex. 010 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346105},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346105},
}

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