CDLI Literary 000411, ex. 002 (P346178)

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

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BM —

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ETCSL 2.04.02.19 Šulgi S (witness))

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Witness

tablet
obverse
1. [...] x {d}a-nun-na-ke4#-ne#
 en: ... of the Anuna
2. [...] ga#?-mu#?-i-i dili-zu-ne x-[...]
 en: ... I want to praise(?), your alone ...
3. [...] x ni2# gur3-ru su-zi gal2-la-am3
 en: ... is bearing an aura, possession radiance
4. [...] x-RU-gin7 ur4-ur4-ra-am3
 en: ... making ... tremble(?) like ...
5. [...] x x erim2-gal2# si nu-mu-ra-ni-ib2-sa2
 en: ... the enemy did not make its way straight/do ... properly on your behalf(?)
6. [...] x x mah-za he2-ib-szu2
 en: And therefore the ... of your supreme ... overwhelm them(?)
7. [a] mu#-zu an# ku3#? a mu-zu
 en: Alas, your name, holy An(?) alas, your name
8. [...]-mah# a?-ar2!?-re#?-zu#? AN x x erim2#-e nam-ba-an-TE?
 en: Your supremacy and praise(?) ... the enemy(!?) shall not approach(?)
9. an# ku3 [a mu]-zu#
 en: Holy An(?), alas, your name
  double ruling
10. [...] gal#? sipa kalam#-ma sag#-gig2-ga
 en: Great Mountain(?), shepherd of the land and the black-headed
11. [{d}]en-lil2 du11-ga-zu nam# gal tar-ra-am3
 en: Enlil, your command decides a great fate
12. [u18]-ru mah-am3 nig2#? x x nu-sa2-dam
 en: Supreme flood(?) which cannot be withstood/rivaled(?)
13. [...] {d#}nu#-nam-nir#-ra# mah# du11-ga-zu u18-ru dul-u3
 en: Supreme ... Nunamnir, your command covers (like) a flood(?)
14. [...] x [...] zi-zi-dam
 en: ... is ... which will raise ...
15. [...] x x-am3 ki x szi-tuku4-e
 en: ... is ..., and therefore(?) it will rock the earth
16. [{d}en]-lil2#? a mu-zu
 en: Enlil, alas, your name
  double ruling
17. [...] {d#}en-lil2-da gal-di
 en: ... exalted along with Enlil
18. [...] x x [...] x kalam-ma
 en: ... of the land
19. [...] RU#? x [...] x x tuku-a-bi
 en: ...
20. [...] x ba-ni-ib-sa2#-e
 en: ...
21. [...] a mu-zu
 en: ..., alas, your name
  double ruling
22. [... me]-lam2 gu2# e3# {d}nin-{+i3}isin2-na-ke4
 en: Fierce/reddish god clad in an aura, NinIsina
23. [...] husz# {d}szul-gi-re nu-mu-un-dab5-ba
 en: The fierce enemy, who Shulgi has not (yet) seized
reverse
1. [...] |KAxX|# im-zi
 en: Her fierce forehead raises ... (against?)
2. [...]-gin7# hu-luh-ha-a-ni an-ta he2-x-x
 en: And therefore the one who exudes anger(?), when she terrifies like a wave, ... from above
3. [...] nam#-a-zu u3-mun3 mu-si-il!?
 en: (Her) great weapon(!)/intelligence(!)(?) (of?) capital punishment/death, the craft of the physician, splits(?) through the gore/viscera(?)
4. [...] usz11? gig i3-de2-de2
 en: ... she pours sick(ness inducing?) poison(?)
5. [...]-un#-ni10-ni10 mu sze21 na#-si-si
 en: ... she prowls(?), the naming of (her) name fills/silences (everything)(!?)
6. [...]-si#!?-na#!? a mu-zu#
 en: NinIsina, alas, your name
  double ruling
7. [...]-ke4 ki [...]
 en: Great aura/wind of the plain, ...
8. [...]-bi#-ta ki# [...]
 en: ... by means of its strength ...
9. [...] mah ha-ra-ni-[...]
 en: ... may ... great(?) and supreme ...
10. [...]-gin7# ka lu2-ra hu#-mu#?-[...]
 en: Like ... may ... (its) mouth to (a) man
11. [... {d}]gibil6-gin7 me-lam2#? dugud x [...]
 en: ... like (the) fire (god), a heavy aura(?) ...
12. [...] erim2#-gal2-la-gin7# he2#-em#-[...]
 en: Like/as the ... of(?) an enemy ... may ...
13. [... a mu-zu]
 en: ..., alas, your name
  double ruling
14. [...]-x-zu-a-sze3 gu-ul IM# x [...]
 en: Towards your ...
15. [...]-ra# u4-gin7 hu#-luh#-ha#-[...]-za x x
 en: ... when you(?) terrify like a storm(?) ...(?)
16. [...] {gesz#?}szita2 {gesz}mitum {gesz}tukul mah-zu bad-bad x-e x di? mu-ni-ra
 en: ... the šita/udug weapon, mitum weapon, your great weapons, defeat(?) ... smites(?)
17. [...] x-NE mu-ni-in-e3 mu#!? sze21# a a na-du12-du12
 en: ... brought out ... the uttered name ...
18. [...] a# mu-zu
 en: ..., alas, your name
  double ruling
19. [...] x gal# an-na-ka x {d}en-lil2
 en: ... great ... of heaven/An, ... Enlil
20. [...]-x-tu11-tu11#!?-be2-ba-en
 en: ... you will smite ...(?)
21. [...] x RI-RI#
 en: ...
22. [...] x [...]
 en: ...

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 2.04.02.19 Šulgi S (witness))
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  • history: UET 6, 0093

    [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 —
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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 11:16:20 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

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

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000411 (Shulgi S) composite (P480683) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000411, Ex. 002 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346178.
CDLI Literary 000411, ex. 002 artifact entry (No. P346178). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346178 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000411, ex. 002 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346178 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-18]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000411, ex. 002 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346178},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346178},
}

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