CDLI Literary 000768, ex. 012 (P346149)

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 5.04.02 Enkihegal and Enkitalu (witness) (CHECK))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
  broken
reverse
column 1'
  beginning broken
1'. inim# [...]
 en: (User of) hostile words, (creator of?) hostility, evil person(?)
2'. ga-ba-[al ...]
 en: You will (repeatedly) argue
3'. x [...]
 en: ... whose belly/inside is overflowing with ...
4'. szah2 lu#?-[...]
 en: Mud-spattered pig, dog that ...
5'. ansze [...]
 en: Donkey that eats its own bed
6'. sza3 gi4-[...]
 en: You can argue with me by means of your truthful(?) heart?
  double ruling
7'. x [...]
column 2'
  beginning broken
1'. [...] x x [...]
2'. [...]-ib#-zu-zu#?-[...]
 en: I(?) spoke to him two times, thus he is aware
3'. [...]-x-x-x tesz2# he2-em-ma-[...]
 en: On account of the fact that one has insulted(?), he has aquired pride(?)
4'. [...] ba#-ni#-[...]-x za#-na nu-ub-szi-si-ge5#-[...]
 en: Children, you are the ones who engage in quarreling, we do not ...
5'. [...]-en#?-za#-na#? x la#-ba-an-du8-ru-ne-en-za-na-ta
 en: After you (pl.) do not take the case, and do not sit for testimony(?)
6'. [...]-ze2#-en# ugula#-me# di he2-ni-ib-dab5#-be2
 en: Come, ..., our overseer should take the case
7'. [...] szu-ga2 mu-e-szum2
 en: Overseer of my colleagues, you entrusted me (with a task)
8'. [... he2]-ib-szid-de3-e-ne
 en: "They should count up the assignment”
9'. [... he2]-ib-gin6-ne2-e-ne
 en: "They should correct the total”
10'. [...] mu-e-da-a-ag2
 en: You ordered me thus
11'. [... li]-bi2#-in-ak-esz nigin nu-un-szid-de3-esz
 en: (But) they did not ..., they did not count up the total
12'. [...]-bi#-sze3 du14-da ba-ni-ib-ri-esz#
 en: Today(?) and daily, they quarrel there (instead)
13'. [...] a-ba me#-[esz]
 en: Who are they? Who are they?
14'. [...]-x-gal2 u3 {disz}{d}en-ki-ta-lu2-am3 e-ne#-[...]
 en: The two are Enkihegal(!) and Enkitalu
15'. [... a]-na-gin7-nam zi in-gi4-[...]
 en: Come, you, how will they calm down?
16'. [... ba]-an-ti-esz inim-sze3 la-ba#-[...]
 en: They did not accept the case, and did not sit for testimony(?)
17'. [...] ugu-zu-usz im-ma#-[...]
 en: You(?) are distressed, ... comes upon you
18'. [...] gal2-la-am3#? [...]
 en: What juveniles are present in the place of instruction?

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 5.04.02 Enkihegal and Enkitalu (witness) (CHECK))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0064

    [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
2019-08-29 at 01:45:46 Lafont, Bertrand Atf Giles, Ralph CDLI approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:02:01 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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This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000768 (Enkihegal and Enkitalu) composite (P519350) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000768, Ex. 012 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346149.
CDLI Literary 000768, ex. 012 artifact entry (No. P346149). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346149 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000768, ex. 012 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346149 (Accessed: July 19, 2024).
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	month = {jun 15},
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	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346149},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346149},
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