CDLI Literary 000415, ex. 001 (P346168)

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 2.04.02.23 Šulgi W (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

-

Witness

tablet
obverse
  beginning broken
column 1'
  beginning broken
1'. [...] x a x
 en: ...
2'. [...] x x
 en: ...
3'. [...] szu nu-bar-re
 en: ... will not release
4'. [...] x-bi si-ga?-am3
 en: ...
5'. [...] bar-re
 en: ...
6'. [...] gesztux(|GISZ.TUG2|)# kalam-ma u4-szu2-usz
 en: ... the wisdom/ear(?) of the land daily
7'. [...] mu ri-a mu ri-sze3? NI
 en: ... until distant years(?) ...
8'. [...] gu2#-un dugud-da-a-ni mu ri NI
 en: ... his heavy tribute ... distant years(?)
9'. [...] mu#? re-esz-am3
 en: ... until distant years?
10'. [...] x-ni-sze3 DA-ni me-ri
 en: ...
11'. [...] mu#?-bi igi bar-re
 en: Looking at ...
12'. [...] IGI USZ mu re-esz-am3
 en: ... until distant years?
reverse
column 1
1. [... {d}]sul#-gi lugal uri2#{ki}-ke4#?
 en: Shulgi, king of Ur
2. [...] nig2? U? NI? me-ri#
 en: ...
3. [...] ugu#?-gu10
 en: My birth (mother/father?) ...
4. [...] KA# a-a-gu10-ur2
 en: ... for my father
5. [...] {d#}lugal-banda3{+da}
 en: ... lugalbanda
6. [...] x-bi NIM
 en: ...
7. [...] ha#?-ba-su3-u4
 en: May ... be long-lasting(?)_
8. [...] SUD-bi
 en: ...
9. [...] x x ba-BAD
 en: ...
10. [...]-NE?
 en: ...
11. [...]-sa-a
 en: ...
12. [...]-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 2.04.02.23 Šulgi W (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0083

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

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM —
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 17222b
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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
2019-06-11 at 11:18:25 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-06-01 at 14:34:08 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:02:01 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 000415 (Shulgi W) composite (P479886) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000415, Ex. 001 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346168.
CDLI Literary 000415, ex. 001 artifact entry (No. P346168). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346168 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000415, ex. 001 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346168 (Accessed: July 19, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000415, ex. 001 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346168},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346168},
}

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