CDLI Literary 000411, ex. 003 (P346179)

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 2.04.02.19 Šulgi S (witness))

Language(s)

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Witness

tablet
obverse
  beginning broken
1'. [...] x mah#? [...]
 en: ...
2'. [...]
 en: ...
3'. [...] x x [...]
 en: ...
4'. x x [...] mu#-ra#-ab#-[...]
 en: ...
5'. GIR2-GIR2 a [...]
 en: ...
6'. x {d}nin#?-[EZEN ...] x x x [...]
 en: ... Ningublaga(?) ...
7'. x [...] x x x [...]
 en: ...
8'. erim2 hul-gal2 sa#-par4#-ra#-[za]
 en: The evil enemy in your sabar net
9'. lu2-hul-gal2 {d}szul-gi#-re# la#-[...]
 en: The evildoer that Shulgi did not ...
11'. {d}nin-EZEN? [a mu-zu]
 en: Ningublaga, alas, your name
  double ruling
12'. {d}nergal-ka sza3 ur-mah-a# [...]
 en: Nergal, the heart of a lion(?) ..
13'. a2#? sa-par4-ra#? hul-du {d}szul-gi#-re# la-ba#-an#?-[...]
 en: In (your) arm, the sabar net, is(?) the enemy that Shulgi has not caught
14'. {uruda}dur10-gag#? [...] lu2#? sag x mu-ni-ib2-[...]
 en: Your? DUR10-GAG weapon(?) ...
15'. {gesz}tukul? [...] x-gin7 x-bi he2-TAG-x
 en: And therefore your? weapon ... like ...
16'. {d}nergal# a mu-[zu]
 en: Nergal, alas, your name
reverse
1. {d}nin-urta ur-sag sag {d}en-lil2-la2 nam-[...]
 en: Ninurta, foremost(?) hero of Enlil, ...
2. kal-ga a2 gal tuku usu mah [...]
 en: Mighty one, possessed of great strength, supreme strength ...
3. {d}nin-urta u4 te-esz du11-ga MUNUS [...]
 en: Ninurta, loud(?) storm, ...
4. {d}nin-urta# a# [mu-zu]
 en: Ninurta, alas, your name
  double ruling
5. {d}nin#-ki-ur3#-ra nam-mah-zu e-ne#? [...]
 en: NinKi'ura, your greatness ...
6. inim ku3-zu a-ma-<ru> sag2 x [...]
 en: Your holy word(?) is a flood that cannot be dispersed ...
7. nam-mah a#?-ar2#!?-re-zu x [...]
 en: Your greatness and praise(?) ...
8. {d}nin-ki-ur3-ra# x x [...]
 en: NinKi'ura ...
9. KA-zu sag sal-la x [...]
 en: Your deprecated(?) mouth/word ...
10. {d}nin-ki-ur3#-ra# [a mu-zu]
 en: Nin-Kiura, alas, your name
  double ruling
11. {d}nanna# [...]
 en: Nanna, ...

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))
  • Language(s):


  • history: UET 6, 0094

    [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 11:17:16 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. 003 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346179.
CDLI Literary 000411, ex. 003 artifact entry (No. P346179). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346179 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000411, ex. 003 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346179 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
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	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346179},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346179},
}

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