CDLI Literary 000502, ex. 002 (P346183)

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

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 2.06.06.01 Sin-iddinam A (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
1. he2-gal2 AB sikil nesag za3-mu-x szu gal <<mu-un>> mu-x-du7-du7
 en: He greatly perfected(?) the abundance of the pure shrine/sea(?), the nesag offering of the New Year
2. karx(TE) nam!-ti-la karx(TE) uri2{ki}-ma-sze3 gu2-bi# im-mi-ni-u5
 en: To the harbor of life, the harbor of Ur he rode (with?) the load/tribute(?)
3. {d}suen-e nindaba si bi2-in-sa2 nibru{ki}-sze3 nam#-tum4
 en: Suen conveyed the nindaba food offering, he brought (it) to Nibru
4. e2-kur-re e2 {d}en-lil2-la-sze3 bi2#-in#-ku4#?
 en: He brought it into the Ekur, the temple of Enlil
5. {d}en-lil2 nindaba-da# hul2#?-la#? nam#? mu-ri#-in#-tar#
 en: Enlil, who was rejoicing at the nindaba offering, decreed a fate
6. ama ugu-a-ni nin gal {d}nin#-lil2#-x mi2 zi na-mu-un-e3#!?
 en: His birth mother, the great lady Ninlil, was faithfully treating him well
7. {d}suen-e {d}en-lil2 {d#}nin#-lil2#-ra#? [...] x x x [...]
 en: Suen ... to Enlil and Ninlil
8. nam {d}suen-i-din-nam# su3#-ra2#-sze3# x-x-e-de3 szu bi2#-[...]-x
 en: He prayed so that the fate of Sîn-iddinam would be determined(!?) in perpetuity
9. sipa sun5-na gu3 zi mi-[...]-x nam-ti he2#-[...]
 en: The humble shepherd who you speak with faithfully, ... life for him
10. {d}suen-i-din-nam gu3 zi mi-[...] nam-ti he2-na#-[...]
 en: Sîn-iddinam, who you speak with faithfully ... life for him
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1. zi# u4 su3-ra2 gal2? nam tar-re# [...] nam-e-esz# he2-en-x-[...]
 en: May a true decreed fate where there is long life(?) be decreed (for him)
2. gesz-szub-ba ti-le u4 da-ri2-ka#-x? sag-e-esz he2-en-ba#
 en: May a lot of living eternally be given (to him) as a gift(?)
3. sze sag-bi e2-kur za-gin3-sze3 ga2-e ma-ra-e#-dim2#
 en: I fashioned(?) for you (food using?) the highest quality grain on behalf of(?) the shining Ekur
4. ninda gur4 si-ma sze hal-bi-gin7 mu-bi he2-eb2-ku-ul
 en: So that the reputation of(?) the thick loaves sifted like sieved barley(?) is great/May its name(?) be collected/pecked at? like the open/divided/sieved(?) barley of a thick bread loaf with sifted (grain)(?)
5. mu sa6-sa6 u4 ti-la iti silim-ma e-ne si-ga#?-de3-en
 en: In order that you(?) establish (for?) him good years, days of living and months of well-being
6. e2-gal-a-na urx(AH) sa6-ga sza3# hul2#-la# szu du7 mu-ne-DU#-en
 en: You will bring a suitably glad liver and rejoicing heart into his palace
7. {d}suen-i-din-na-am inim sa6-sa6-ge mu-un-ba ti-le nig2-ba-bi he2-me-x
 en: Sîn-iddinam has spoken good (words)/prayed and therefore you(?) will ... living as a gift/the gift (of?) living
8. {gesz}gu-za nam-lugal-la sag he2-il2-x-x du-ri2-sze3 he2-x-x
 en: May the throne of kingship be exalted, may it ... forever
9. u4 ul-sze3 mu-ni i3-gal-e kur szu4-mu-un-na-ab-ze2-en
 en: (So that?) his name will be great until distant days, overwhelm (pl.) the land for him
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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 2.06.06.01 Sin-iddinam A (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0098

    [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 16869
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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
2019-05-29 at 21:01:59 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View
2011-06-14 at 09:16:56 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2011-06-14 at 08:37:42 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. 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 000502 (Sin-iddinam A) composite (P481126) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000502, Ex. 002 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 28, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346183.
CDLI Literary 000502, ex. 002 artifact entry (No. P346183). (2023, June 28). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346183 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000502, ex. 002 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346183 (Accessed: July 14, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 28},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000502, ex. 002 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346183},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346183},
}

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