CDLI Literary 000481, ex. 016 (P346171)

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 2.05.05.01 Lipit-Ishtar A ('Decad no. 02') (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
1. a-ra-zu-ne [...]
 en: I am one (whose) supplication/prayers make Ninlil rejoice
2. ga2-la nu-dag-ge# [...]
 en: I am the unceasing one serving Nuska
3. ki-ur3#?-sze3 szu#? [...]
 en: I am one whose hand is oriented(?) towards the Ki'ur
4. nig2 tum2-tum2-e im2#-e [...]
 en: I am the fitting one for carrying things and running(?)
5. ul4#-ul4-la# dub3 nu-kusz2#-[...]
 en: I am one constantly hurrying (but) whose knees do not tire
6. nesag tum3# e2#! UD nu-x-[...]
 en: I am the bringer of the nesag offering who does not allow light to pass through(?) the Ebabbar temple
7. nibru{ki}-sze3# he2-gal2# [...]
 en: I am the one who chases(?) abundance towards/on behalf of Nippur
8. kesz3{ki!}-a iszib-bi x-[...]
 en: In Keš I am the one serving as(?) its išib priest
9. uri2#{ki}-sze3# i3 sag# [...]
 en: On behalf of Urim I am the first rate butter and cream
10. 1(u) eridu{ki}-sze3! ga2-la nu#-dag#?-[...]
 en: On behalf of Eridu I am its unceasing one
  with line tally 10
11. ki unu{ki}-sze3 nindaba [...]
 en: On behalf of the site of Unug I am the great nindaba offerings
12. e2-kur-ta nam#-ti# szum2-ma [...]
 en: I am the one given life by the Ekur temple(?)
13. zi-sza3#-gal2# uru2#-ni#-sze3# al# [...]
 en: I am the one who wishes for vitality on behalf of his city
14. {d}li#-pi2#-it#-esz18-dar sipa kur-kur-[...]
 en: I am lipit-Ištar, the shepherd of the lands
15. lugal me3#?-sze3# ku#-kur du7#-du7# [...]
 en: I am the king, a wave thrashing towards battle
16. da#-da#-ra nam#-szul#?-[...]
 en: I am one who does not loosen the knots of the bindings of youthfulness
17. giri2-ur3-ra u3#?-[...]
 en: I am the one sharpening the giri'ura knife
18. me3#-a nim-gin7# [...]
 en: In battle I am the one flashing like lightning
reverse
1. suhuszx(DU) gin6-na erin2#-[...]
 en: I am one who establishes the foundation and destroys among the troops
2. 1(u) {na4}KA-kal#? na4# x-x-[...]
 en: I am the sagkal stone(?), the stone that ...(?)
  with line tally 10
3. {kusz}gur21{+urx(SILA4)?} igi tab ugnim#-ma# [...]
 en: I am a shield, the watcher of the army
4. x-e#?-si#?-A2# ur-sag igi zalag-ga zu2#-kesz2# gin6-ne2#?-[...]
 en: I am the bright-faced hero who solidifies the troop formation
5. {d}li-pi2-it-esz18-dar dumu# {d}en-lil2#?-me#?-en#?
 en: I am lipit-Ištar, the son of Enlil
6. {kusz}ummu3 a# sed4# zi# gurusz-a#? [...]
 en: I am a waterskin (of) cold water, the life of the young man/worker
7. igi gal2 kaskal#-a an-dul7 erin2-na-me#-[en]
 en: I am the one who watches the campaign, the (protective) shade of the troops
8. lugal tusz#?-a-ni bara2#?-ga gen-na-me#-[en]
 en: I am a king that when he sits, he goes on(!?) the dais
9. sza3 dugud-da inim-sze3 gal2-la#-me#-[en]
 en: I put important thoughts to words(?)
10. dim2-ma kal!(KID) su13 a#-ra2-e# kin2#-ga2#? [...]
 en: I am one (who possesses) profound intellect and counsel(!?), seeking the (correct) way
11. nig2-nam nu-AN-GU-le-me-en# [...]
 en: I am one who does not hurry(!?) anything, ...
12. 1(u) sza3 su3-ra2 gesztu2 dagal-la-me#-[en]
 en: I am one (who possesses) profound thought and broad understanding
  with line tally 10
  blank space
13. im-gid2-da {d}nin-gesz-zi-[da-...]
 en: "Long-tablet" of Ningešzida-...
14. {iti#}NE-NE-gar u4 1(u) 3(disz)-[kam]
 en: month o"NENEgar," 13th day,
15. mu {+i3-si}isin2-na [...]
 en: year "Isin ...".
left
1. ki 3(u)-me#-en
 en: ... 30 (lines ...)

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 2.05.05.01 Lipit-Ishtar A ('Decad no. 02') (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0086

    [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 16854
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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
2023-06-15 at 20:34:30 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2019-06-11 at 16:36:04 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-06-11 at 11:41:21 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

This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000481 (Lipit-Ishtar A) composite (P479861) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000481, Ex. 016 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 28, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346171.
CDLI Literary 000481, ex. 016 artifact entry (No. P346171). (2023, June 28). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346171 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000481, ex. 016 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346171 (Accessed: June 15, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 28},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000481, ex. 016 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346171},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346171},
}

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