CDLI Literary 000499, ex. 004 (P346174)

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 2.05.08.01 Enlil-bani A ('Tetrad no. 3') (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
column 1
  beginning broken
1'. szu# du11-ga [...]
 en: The one wrought by An
2'. {d}en-lil2-le# [...]
 en: The one lifted up by Enlil
3'. {d}utu-gin7 u4 kur-kur#-[...]
 en: Like Utu, the light of the lands
4'. nam-nun-sze3 tu-[...]
 en: Born on behalf of rulership
5'. me szar2-ra gu2 e3#
 en: Cloaked in the many me
6'. za3 an-[...]
 en: ...
7'. ug3 dagalx(SILA4) dur2-ru-na-bi#-[...]
 en: On behalf of the extensive(?) people who dwell within the extremities of heaven and earth
8'. igi duh {d}en-lil2-[la2]
 en: The one seen by Enlil
9'. {d}nin-lil2-le gesz tuku#
 en: The one paid attention to by Ninlil
10'. ux(PA)-a sa6
 en: The good provider
11'. me-dim2-sza nir-nir-ra
 en: (Possessed) of stretched-out limbs
12'. szibir eszkiri2 ug3 1(szargal){+gal} bi2-[...]
 en: Who settles(?) the great many people with the staff and the nose rope
13'. {d}en-lil2-ba-ni#
 en: Enlil-bani
14'. dumu mah {d}en-ki-ke4#
 en: Supreme son of Enki
15'. gal-zu mas-x
 en: Wise one, leader(!?)
16'. [nig2]-zi#-gal2 tum2-tum2-[...]
 en: Who brings along living creatures
  rest broken
reverse
  beginning broken
column 1'
  beginning broken
1'. AN#?-[...]
 en: ...
  blank space

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 2.05.08.01 Enlil-bani A ('Tetrad no. 3') (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0089

    [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 17222A
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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 15:39:46 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:01:59 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 000499 (Enlil-bani A) composite (P491662) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000499, Ex. 004 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346174.
CDLI Literary 000499, ex. 004 artifact entry (No. P346174). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346174 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000499, ex. 004 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346174 (Accessed: July 19, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000499, ex. 004 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346174},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346174},
}

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