CDLI Literary 000485, ex. 002 (P346182)

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 2.05.05.05 Lipit-Ishtar E (witness) Namgala-Song of Nininsinna for Lipiteshtar)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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Witness

tablet
obverse
  beginning broken
1'. [...] x x [...] x x
 en: Father Enlil, god who is an emergent ušum creature(?), foremost(?) of the great princes (Igigi)
2'. [... a2] ag2#-zu a2 ag2#-[...] x
 en: Lord of the universe, your me exceed (other) me(?), your commands surpass (other) commands(?)
3'. [...] u3-mu-un {d}li-pi2-it-esz18-dar-ra
 en: ... for(?) lord lipit-Ištar
4'. [...] x u3-mu-ni-in-ze2-eg3
 en: After you give ...
5'. [...] x x ha#?-ra-ab-lah4-e
 en: ... will ...
6'. [...] x ki ku3? x mu-ni-in-gar su kalam-ma mu-e-du10
 en: ... put ... the pure place(?), you sweetened the flesh of the land
7'. [...] x-la-zu mu-un-szi-bar na-ag2 zi tar-mu-ni-ib
 en: ... looked at your ..., decree a fate (for him)
8'. ki#-ru-gu2 3(disz)#-kam-ma
 en: It is the 3rd kirugu
9'. [{d}]nu#-nam-nir nun {d}li-pi2-it-esz18-dar-ra nam-ti u4 su3-ra2 sag-e-esz rig7-ba-ab
 en: Nunamnir, dedicate a life of distant days to the ruler lipit-Ištar
10'. gesz#-gi4-gal2-bi-kam
 en: It is its gešgigal “response”
reverse
1. inim# du11-ga {d}nin-isin{+si-na}-ka-sze3
 en: To the spoken word of Ninisina
2. [...] x {d}en-lil2-le gesztu2 ba-szi-in-gub
 en: ... Enlil paid attention
3. x-ra gu3 zi mu-na-an-de2-e nam mu-ni-ib-tar-re
 en: He cries out truthfully to ... and decrees a fate
4. [{d}]li#-pi2-it-esz18-dar mu pa3-da-gu10-me-en ug3-ga2 sag mi-ni-in-il2
 en: Lipit-Ištar, you are the one I chose by name, (you) have raised (your) head among the people
5. [...]-e# ama a-a ugux(|U.SAG|)-bi-gin7 igi-bi he2-em-szi-gal2-le-esz
 en: The people looked towards (you) like their birth parents
6. [... sag]-en3#-tar e2-kur-ra ensi2 esz3 mah-a
 en: The powerful one, caretaker of the Ekur temple, ensi of the supreme shrine
7. [...] ki# szen-szen-na-ka a2-tah-zu he2-a
 en: Utaulu, may he be your helper at the place of combat
8. [...]-gin7# ha-ra-ur4-u3 zar-re-esz ha-ra-ab-sal-e
 en: May he gather up your enemy like small birds (in a net) for you, may he spread them out into sheaves for you
  blank space
9. [...] x ki#? x-bi?-im#!?
 en: ...
10. [...] 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 2.05.05.05 Lipit-Ishtar E (witness) Namgala-Song of Nininsinna for Lipiteshtar)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0097

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

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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 15:33:29 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 000485 (Lipit-Ishtar E) composite (P481739) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000485, Ex. 002 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346182.
CDLI Literary 000485, ex. 002 artifact entry (No. P346182). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346182 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000485, ex. 002 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346182 (Accessed: July 19, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000485, ex. 002 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346182},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346182},
}

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