UET 6, 0073 (P346158)

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 (Ningublaga Hymn)

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tablet
obverse
1. lugal#-gu10 kur-kur-ra zalag-ga#? [...]
 en: My king, shining(?) in the lands ...
2. {d}utu-gin7#? gal-le-esz DU x-[...]
 en: Like Utu, he greatly ...
3. UN-zu {d}en-lil2-la2 UD zalag-ge2-esz igi# il2#-[x]-mu#?
 en: Look at the shining(?) ... of Enlil(?)
4. u4 hul u4 x bala# DU mu-un-x-x
 en: He ... a destructive storm, a storm traversing ...
5. {d}nin-BAD3# nam#?-disz#?-sza#? u8?-ki ma-tuku
 en: Ningublaga, ...
6. [{d}]nin-EZEN#?
7. lu2-szir3#?-ra-ke4 szir3#?-zu szi-in-ga-GI
 en: Ningublaga, may the singer also(?) ... your song/festival(?)
8. lu2-inim-ma?-ke4#? x sag he2-eb-HI#?
 en: May the witness(?) ...
9. ur-sag gal-gal-e#?-ne#? [...] x lugal nam-sul x [...] x
 en: The great heroes ... king ... youth ...
10. me#?-lam2 til-til-e-de3 kur su13#?-e
 en: The one/ones(?) who is to bring an end(?) to the aura (of an adversary?) and then radiate it upon(?) the mountain/netherworld(?)
11. sza3#!?-ba gal2-la a-gin7 {d}isztaran-gin7 szi-in-gin6-gin7
 en: May what is in the (i.e. your!?) heart thus be just like Ištarān(?)
12. {d}nin-EZEN
13. x lugal-gu10 an-ne2 mu-ra-an-szum2
 en: Ningublaga, ... my king, An gave ... to you
14. ki#? ag2 a-a nir {d#?}nin#?-x
 en: Beloved(?) of (his) father, the authoritative one, Ningublaga(?) ...
reverse
1. iri#?{ki} inim-ma? nu-[...] {d}nu-nam-nir x [...]
 en: The city(?) ... by the irrevocable word(?) of Nunamnir(?)
2. hur-sag gi-gid2-da x [...]
 en: The mountain range ... the pipe(?) ...
3. {d}nin-BAD3 tu15 ri-gin7 an-ne2 x us2#-sa
 en: Ningublaga, established by An/in heaven(?) like a blowing wind(?)
4. {d}nin-EZEN#
5. ul e3-sze3 me-tesz2-sze3#? mu-i
 en: Ningublaga, in a way that brings out pleasure/rejoicing(?) (may) you be praised
6. {d}utu-e3-ra {d}utu-szu2#-szu2!
 en: From(?) sunrise to(?) sunset(?)
7. sul ka-tar-ra SU x x mu#?-szi-BAD-e
 en: Youth ... praise ...
8. sag-ni i3-pa3 LU LU#?-a#-bi#?
 en: His head was selected(?), ...
9. {d}nin-EZEN AN AB? x x-ra#? [...]
 en: Ningublaga ...

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 (Ningublaga Hymn)
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  • primary: UET 6, 0073

    [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 16831
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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
2019-05-29 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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Cite this Artifact
“UET 6, 0073 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 28, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346158.
UET 6, 0073 artifact entry (No. P346158). (2023, June 28). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346158 (Original work published 2006)
UET 6, 0073 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346158 (Accessed: July 16, 2024).
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	title = {UET 6, 0073 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346158},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346158},
}

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