CDLI Literary 000369, ex. 009 (P346147)

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 1.08.02.03 Enmerkar and Lord of Aratta (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
  beginning broken
1'. [...] kul#-aba4{ki}-a sag-men# [...]
 en: When you place the sagmen crown (on your head?) in Uruk and in Kulab
2'. [...]-la#-ke4 ge6-par4#-[...]
 en: The ... of the great shrine should bring you to the gipar complex(?)
3'. [...]-par4#-ra#-ke4 esz3 gal-[...]
 en: (And then) the ... of the gipar complex should bring you to the great shrine(?)
4'. [...]-lu7#? aratta{ki#?}-[...]
 en: The people of Aratta
5'. [...]-NE# x-x gesz IL2#-[...]
 en: ... they carry ... and wood(?)
6'. [...] ne# u4#-te-en-e um-ma#-[...]
 en: After this day reaches the evening
7'. [...] {d#}dumu-zi-da udu masz2 x NI [...]
 en: In the site of Dumuzi where (his) sheep and goats ... are numerous
8'. a kal-ga a-sza3 {d}dumu-zi#-[...]
 en: In the “mighty water,” the field of Dumuzi
9'. udu kur-ra-gin7! dub3 ha-ra-ni-ib2#-[...]
 en: They should kneel down for you like a sheep of the mountains
10'. gaba ku3-ga2-a u4-gin7 e3-ni
 en: Come out upon my holy chest like sunlight
bottom
1. 3(u) 6(disz)
 en: (Subtotal of) 36 (lines)
reverse
1. zi-pa-ag2#-x [...] he2-me#-en#
 en: May you be that of the šuba stone(!?) of my throat
2. [...] x [...]-kar2# dumu# {d}utu za3-mi2
 en: ... Enmerkar, son of Utu, praise
3. [...] kesz2# ba-szi-in-gar
 en: The lord placed care towards the holy word of Inanna
4. [...]-ta#? ba-ra-an-pa3
 en: He selected a messenger who was learned and strong from the workforce/troops
  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 1.08.02.03 Enmerkar and Lord of Aratta (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • N.d. [Gadd, Cyril J. & Shaffer, Aaron, UET 6 (1963, 1966, 2006) 0062 (1438695)]

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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000369 (Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta) composite (P469674) View the score

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Cite this Artifact

“CDLI Literary 000369, Ex. 009 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 2, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346147.

CDLI Literary 000369, ex. 009 artifact entry (No. P346147). (2006, November 2). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346147

CDLI Literary 000369, ex. 009 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346147 (Accessed: February 8, 2023).

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  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346147},
}

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