CDLI Literary 000503, ex. 001 (P346184)

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 2.06.06.02 Sin-iddinam B (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

-

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tablet
obverse
column 1
  beginning broken
1'. x x x [...]
 en: ...
2'. [...] ma [...]
 en: ...
3'. x x-sze3? im-mi#?-[...]
 en: ...
4'. [...] bala#-[...]
 en: ...
5'. larsa#?{ki}-[...]
 en: Larsa
6'. [da]-ri2-[...]
 en: Forever(?) ...
7'. ki#?-bi gi-x [...]
 en: Its place ...
8'. [...] x [...]
 en: ...
9'. [...] x x [...]
 en: ...
10'. [...] x ha?-ba!?-[...]
 en: ...
11'. [...] lugal [...]
 en: ...
12'. [zi]-de3#-esz x [...]
 en: Faithfully(?) ...
13'. x-e-esz#? [...]
 en: ...
14'. [...] x [...]
 en: (one column entirely missing)
  rest broken
column 2
  broken
column 3
  beginning broken
1'. [...] x x
 en: ...
2'. [...] mi-ni-x
 en: ...
3'. [...] dingir#-re-e-ne
 en: ... of(?) the gods
4'. [...] bi2-du11
 en: ...
5'. [...] libir-ra
 en: The ancient/old plans, rites?
6'. [...] mi-tar-tar
 en: He inquired after
7'. [...] siskur2
 en: ... and siskur rituals
8'. [...] mi#-ni-gi4
 en: He restored to their place
9'. [...] x-asz?
 en: ...
10'. [...] x
 en: ...
11'. [...] x
 en: ...
  rest broken
reverse
column 1
  beginning broken
1'. x [...]
 en: ...
2'. ka2 x [...]
 en: The gate ...
3'. nig2 da-ri2# [...]
 en: An everlasting thing ...
4'. larsa#[{ki} ...]
 en: Larsa ...
5'. zi-ga-gin7 x [...]
 en: Like a risen <wave?> ...
6'. esz3 e2-babbar#-[...]
 en: In(?) shrine Ebabbar
7'. i5-gar [...]
 en: An (oracular) utterance
8'. {d}utu [...]
 en: Utu ...
9'. he2-en-na-ab-sa6-[...]
 en: Shall make good for him
10'. a-ra2 gal [...]
 en: The great divine decree ...
11'. {d}nanna {d}utu-x
 en: Of(?) Nanna and Utu
12'. {d}suen-i-din-[nam]
 en: Sîn-idinnam
13'. su3-ra2-[...]
 en: Profoundly(?) ...
14'. x x x x [...]
 en: ...
15'. [...] x nam gal#? [...]
 en: ... greatness/a great fate(?) ...
16'. kalam-e pa e3#
 en: Manifest among in the land
17'. du-ri2-[...]
 en: Forever
18'. mu mah-zu i3-x
 en: Your supreme name ...
19'. nir-gal2 nam-ur-[sag-...]
 en: ...
20'. me3-sze3? gal-le-esz tum2-[...]
 en: Authoritative one, your(?) heroism is greatly suitable for battle
21'. gu2-erim2-gal2-la#
 en: ...
22'. am-gin7 du7-du7#
 en: Goring the enemy like a wild bull
23'. giri3-zu-sze3 gurumx(BUR3)-[...]
 en: (Who then?) bow(?) towards your feet
24'. {d}iszkur dingir-[...]
 en: ...
25'. nam-e-esz mu-ri-[...]
 en: Iškur, your god, decreed as a fate for you
26'. mi2 du11-ga-[...]
 en: ...
27'. u4 ul-sze3 mi-ni-[...]
 en: He ... your(?) care until distant times
28'. nam gal-le#-[esz]
 en: ...
29'. gidri? mah bi2-in-[...]
 en: He ... the supreme scepter because of (your?) great destiny
30'. gidri-zu mu-bi x-[...]
 en: The reputation of your scepter(?) ...
31'. u4 bala-x
 en: (In?) the days of(?) (your?) reign
32'. nig2#-ar2? ke3-ke3#-de3#?
 en: In order to praise
33'. ug3# ma-ra-hul2-hul2
 en: The people continually rejoice for you
34'. ug3# ma-ra-asila3-asila3
 en: The people continually make merry(!?) for you
35'. [...] dam?-zu
 en: ...
36'. [...] x [...] mi#-ni-x
 en: ...
column 2
  beginning broken
1'. [...] sag [...]
 en: ...
2'. {d}utu e3#-gin7#
 en: ...
3'. u6 zi#-de3-esz he2-e
 en: May ... faithfully marvel/see ... like the risen sun
4'. sul {d}utu
 en: ...
5'. en ka-asz# bar an-ki
 en: ...
6'. {d}suen-i-din-nam
 en: ...
7'. a2-tah# inim#?-ma-zu he2-em
 en: The youth Utu, the lord of the decisions of the universe, shall be your helper of affairs(?)
8'. umusz? galga?
 en: ...
9'. gal-le-esz <<e?>> zu-a
 en: ...
10'. igi sa6-ga-ni he2-me-szi-bar-re
 en: May the one greatly aware of news and advice look with his beautiful/good eye towards you
11'. mu da-ri2
 en: ...
12'. dub {d}nisaba-ke4
 en: ...
13'. sag-[e]-esz rig7-ga-za
 en: Your everlasting name, given by the tablets of Nisaba
14'. im-[ma] e2-dub-ba-a
 en: ...
15'. <musz3> nam#-[...]-tum2-mu
 en: On clay (tablets) may it never cease (in) (that of) the eduba'a school
16'. e2#-[dub]-ba#-a#
 en: ...
17'. [...] x
 en: ...
18'. x [...] x nu2-a
 en: ...
19'. na#? de5
 en: ...
20'. gizzal#? [...]-ak-e
 en: (In) the eduba'a school, the ... shall pay attention to instruction(?)
21'. gu2-ni nu-szub-bu-a
 en: ...
22'. im-bi szid-bi
 en: ...
23'. sar-re-bi
 en: ...
24'. szu mi-ni-ib2#-du7-du7-a
 en: The one who does not neglect his/her work, who perfectly executes the counting (of the proper number of lines?) and incising of the tablet(?)
25'. {d}nisaba
 en: ...
26'. nin gesztu2 galam#-ma
 en: ...
27'. igi-gal2 u3-mu-un#-na-szum2
 en: And therefore afterwards Nisaba, the lady (possessing) cunning wisdom, will have given perceptiveness to him
28'. szu sa6-sa6
 en: ...
29'. hi-li nam-dub-sar-ra
 en: ...
30'. sag-e-esz u3-mu-ni-in-rig7#
 en: And she will have bestowed upon him very beautiful handwriting, the alluring feature of the scribal art
31'. {d}suen-i-din-nam#
 en: ...
32'. [ki] ag2#-zu sul {d}utu
 en: ...
33'. [...] sag#-gig2-ga
 en: ...
34'. suhusz#?-bi kalam-ma-na#
 en: ...
35'. za-ra mu-ra-an#-gin6-en
 en: Sîn-iddinam, your(?) beloved, the youth Utu, the ... of the black-headed, shall solidify the foundations of his(!) land for you
36'. {d}suen#-i-din-nam#
 en: ...
37'. [...] zi# kalam-ma-na#
 en: Sîn-iddinam, true ... of his land
38'. [...] x x [...]
 en: ...
column 3
  beginning broken
1'. [...] x [...]
 en: ...
2'. [...] x [...]
 en: ...
3'. [...] larsa{ki}-ma
 en: ... of larsa
4'. gesztux(|GISZ.TUG2|)# galam-ma-zu
 en: ...
5'. [kur]-kur#-ra diri-ga
 en: Your crafty intelligence is surpassing in the lands
6'. dumu#? a2 nun gal2
 en: ...
7'. {d}iszkur-ra-me-en
 en: You are the son possessed of noble strength of Iškur
8'. sag-kal nun-e-ne
 en: ...
9'. {d}suen-i-din-nam
 en: ...
10'. nun nir-gal2
 en: ...
11'. su3-ra2-sze3
 en: ...
12'. sag# he2-il2
 en: The foremost of rulers, Sîn-iddinam, prince, authoritative one, shall therefore raise his head profoundly
  blank space

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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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  • This artifact is composed of fragments.
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  • Genre(s): Literary (ETCSL 2.06.06.02 Sin-iddinam B (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0099 + 0533

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

  • Composite No.:
  • 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 15:43:27 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
2018-04-09 at 09:03:02 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. 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 000503 (Sin-iddinam B) composite (P481127) View the score

General Notes: -
CDLI Notes:

P346184 leadP346184 lead

Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000503, Ex. 001 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346184.
CDLI Literary 000503, ex. 001 artifact entry (No. P346184). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346184 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000503, ex. 001 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346184 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000503, ex. 001 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346184},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346184},
}

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