UET 6, 0027 (P346112)

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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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 (Ningišzida and Ninazimua)

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tablet
obverse
1. e2 ama-gu10-ta di-lim-da-gu10 he2-en#?-[...]
 en: From(?) the house of my mother my tilimda vessel(?) ...
2. e2 ni2-ta-ni mu-un-DU-a [...]
 en: The one who has ... his own house ...
3. ki-tusz ni2-ta-ni mu-un-gar-ra ba?-[...]
 en: The one who has established(?) his own dwelling ...
4. nin {d}nin-a2-zi-mu2-a-ra ur5-gin7 gu3 mu-[...]
 en: To lady Ninazimua ... thus spoke
5. kin2-gi4-a-ka didli-bi nin {d}nin-a2-zi-[mu2-a-ra] szu#!? x ba!?-an-gi4#?-[...]
 en: Several/each of the messengers(?) repeated to(?) lady Ninazimua
6. u4-ba nin-e er2# im#?-ma#?-an-pa3# si12-si12-ga#? i3-ga2#-ga2#
 en: At that time the lady wept, making sobbing noises
7. nin {d}nin-a2-zi-mu2#-a# x [...] im#-x-[...]
 en: Lady Ninazimua ....
8. x gul-la-zu a-ba [...]
 en: Who(?) ... your destroyed(?) ...
9. [...] x gul-la-zu!? x [...]
 en: ... your destroyed(?) ...
10. [...]-IG#? gu-la#?-zu x [...]
 en: ... your great ...
11. i7#? ma2-gur8-ra#-zu mu#-[...]
 en: The river ... your barge ...
12. har-ra-an {gesz}gigir-zu mu#-[...]
 en: The road ... your chariot ...
13. pu2 a du10-ga mu-un-ba-[al ...]
 en: ... dug a well (for) fresh water ...
14. pu2 a ses mu-un-ba-al# [...]
 en: ... dug a well (for) brackish water ...
15. i7 mu-un-DU mu-un#?-[...]
 en: The river/canal ...
16. a-sza3 mu-un-DU-zu? x [...] x [...]
 en: The field ...
17. e2 ad-da#?-zu dur2-ru UR-zu [...]
 en: The house of your father/your patrimony ..., your pride/dog ...
18. e2 du5!?-mu-zu di-lim-da-gu10 x [...]
 en: The house of your son(?), my tilimda vessel ...
19. u3-mu-un-zi-da-ra ur5-gin7#? [...]
 en: ... thus spoke to Ningešzida
20. kin2-gi4-a-ka didli-bi x [...]
 en: Several of the messengers(?) repeated to(?) ...
21. u4#-ba# lugal-gu10 er2 x-[...]
 en: At that time, my king wept ...
22. [{d}]nin#-gesz-zi-da x x [...]
 en: Ningešzida ...
reverse
1. [...] gidlam#? ur2 KA x [...] na-an-x-x [...]
 en: .... spouse(?) ... lap ...
2. [...] {d#}nin-a2-zi-mu2-a-ra gu3 al#?-[...] x [...]
 en: He was speaking(?) to lady Ninazimua ...
3. gi4#?-bi nu-me-en nu-mu-un-da#-[...]
 en: I(?) am not one who is returning(?), ...
4. szu nigin2 nu-me-en nu-mu-un#-da#?-[...]
 en: I(?) am not one making a return trip(?), ...
5. kaskal-ga2 gur-ru nu-gal2-la# [...]
 en: On my journey, there is no return ...
6. igi x szu NIG2-ba-ni e2-sze3#? x [...]
 en: ... towards the house ...
7. gesztu2 edin?-sze3 du3#-du3#? er2# [...]
 en: Listening for(?) the plain, ... weeps(?)
8. ama-gu10 siki sag-ki-na ni2 he2#-[...]
 en: My mother ... the hair of her head
9. ab-lal er2-ra-ka-ni x [...]
 en: The window/nook(?) of her weeping(?) ...
10. ab-lal sza3 hul2-la-ka-ni# [...]
 en: The window/nook(?) of her rejoicing heart ...
11. ama ugu ir an-ur2#? x [...]
 en: The birth mother ... the horizon(?) ...
12. x u2-szim-gin7 ki-in-dar-[ra-ba ...] igi# [...]
 en: ... like vegetation in the cracks, who(?) shall you(?) see?
13. u2-szim {gesz}erin?-gin7 ki#-in#-[dar-ra-ba ...]
 en: Vegetation in the cracks like cedar trees, who(?) shall you see?
14. u2-szim-gin7 ki-in-dar#-ra-ba# [...]
 en: Like vegetation in the cracks, who(?) shall you see?
15. u2-szim {gesz}erin-gin7 ki-in#-dar#-ra#-ba#? [...]
 en: Vegetation in the cracks like cedar/juniper trees, who(?) shall you see?
16. {u2}NUMUN2? nu-me-en edin nu-mu2# mu# [...]
 en: You(?) are not a ... rush, you(?) do not grow in the plain, ...
17. igi SZESZ-e bar ba-da-an-x-[...]
 en: A bitter/guarded(?) glance(!?) ...
18. {gesz}taszkarin-gin7 szu sa6-ga-gin7 x x [...]
 en: Like a boxwood tree, like one with “good hands"(?) ...
  double ruling
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1. a-ra2 2(disz)-kam#? x en#?-e x gal x x [...] NI x [...]
 en: It is the second (extract in a series), the composition “the lord(?) ...”

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 (NingiÅ¡zida and Ninazimua)
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  • primary: UET 6, 0027

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

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  • Museum No.: BM —
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 16893
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-28 at 23:15:35 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Hafford, William B.; Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2019-06-01 at 14:34:09 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:02:00 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

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Cite this Artifact
“UET 6, 0027 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 28, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346112.
UET 6, 0027 artifact entry (No. P346112). (2023, June 28). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346112 (Original work published 2006)
UET 6, 0027 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346112 (Accessed: July 18, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-18]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 28},
	title = {UET 6, 0027 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346112},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346112},
}

TY  - ELEC
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ID  - P346112
LB  - CDLI:P346112
M1  - 2024/7/18/
TI  - UET 6, 0027 artifact entry
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