CDLI Literary 000515, ex. 001 (P346185)

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 2.06.09.08 Rim-Sin H (witness) Adab of Inanna for Rim-Sin)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
1. [...] ki# ag2 an-na# me? kilib3-ba#? gar
 en: Beloved ... of An, who has established all of the cosmic powers(?)
2. {d#?}inanna#? x szar2-ra-ma sig7-ga za3 kesz2-da#?
 en: Inanna, arrayed in many ..., verdant/beautiful(?) ...,
3. {d}nin-tur5-re u3-tu-za sza3 mi-ni-in-x-x nam gal sza-mu-ri-in-tar#?
 en: Nintur rejoiced(!?) at your birth and thus decreed a great fate for you
4. sag-ki! hi-li bi2-in-ak TAB-NIG2-zu# [nir]-nir#?
 en: She furnished (your) forehead with allure, stretched out your ...
5. me-dim2-zu alim nun-na alan-zu sukud! x gun3#?
 en: Your limbs (are that of) an outstanding alim bovid, your stature is tall ... and dappled(?)
6. bar-su3-am3
 en: It is the barsud
7. nam-munus-sa2-e sa6#?-ga# hi-li-e si
 en: Beautified by (her) womanhood(?), filled by(?) allure
8. {d}inanna he2-du7 an sikil-la nam-eresz-a tum2-ma x x
 en: Inanna, ornament of pure heaven, suitable for the queenship ...
9. x-ga szu sza-mu-u8-du7 nam SU ba# SI#?-A?-x
 en: And therefore(?) you perfected ..., ...
10. [...]-za ug3 u6 ab-be2!-en ug3 kilib3 he2#?-DU?-DU-en
 en: You make the people admire(?) your ...., and thus(?) you ... all the people(?)
11. [...]-zi#-gal2 a-na me#-a#-bi# lugal#?-bi#? za#?-e#!?-me-en
 en: People and? living creatures, as many as there are, you are their master
12. [...] x x [... mu]-un-ni#?-ib2#?-x-x
 en: ...
reverse
  beginning broken
1'. [...] IGI#? x x
 en: ...
2'. ri#-im#-{d}suen sag#? x NI x x bi2#?-ib-x UN x x x x
 en: Rīm-Sîn ....
3'. lu2 nig2-si-sa2 inim bur2-e du7 gu3 tesz2 he2-en-si-si
 en: May the one who is suitable to disseminate(?) justice put the voice (of the people?) together in agreement
4'. mu he2-gal2-la u4 du10 asil3-la2-a nam-sipa he2-ak-ke4
 en: He shall exercise the shepherdship in a year of abundance (consisting of?) good days of(?) rejoicing
5'. ri-im-{d}suen lu2 nig2-si-sa2 inim bur2-e du7 gu3 tesz2 he2-en-si-si#
 en: May Rīm-Sîn, who is suitable to disseminate(?) justice, put the voice (of the people?) together in agreement
6'. mu he2-gal2-la u4 du10 asil3-la2-a nam-sipa he2-ak-ke4
 en: He shall exercise the shepherdship in a year of abundance (consisting of?) good days of(?) rejoicing
7. sa-<gar>-ra-am3
 en: It is the sagar
8. {d}inanna ri-im-{d}suen numun nig2-zi ri sza3 du10-ga-za bala?-a-ni su3 szum2-ma-ni-ib
 en: Inanna, give Rīm-Sîn, the seed of(?) justice planted(?) in your good womb, his lengthy reign
9. nu-u8-gig diri guszurx(|LAGABxNIR|)#? mah an!-na#?-e x-a
 en: The surpassing(?) nugig midwife, ... supreme roofbeam/timber(?) of heaven
10. {d}inanna nu-u8-gig diri guszurx(|LAGABxNIR|)#? mah an-na#?-e x-a
 en: Inanna, the surpassing(?) midwife, ... supreme roofbeam/timber(?) of heaven
11. [...] x mi2 du11-ga hi-li su13-a-za
 en: One who cares for .../cared for by ...(?), when(?) you exude allure
12. [...] x x gal#?-gal#? ri-im-{d}suen ti-mu-ni-ib
 en: Very great.../who makes great ...(?), sustain Rīm-Sîn!
13. [u18]-ru12#-bi-im
 en: It is its uru
14. [a-da]-ab# {d}inanna-kam
 en: It is an adab song of Inanna

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 2.06.09.08 Rim-Sin H (witness) Adab of Inanna for Rim-Sin)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0100

    [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
2019-05-29 at 21:01:59 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View
2011-07-19 at 12:11:14 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 000515 (Rim-Sin H) composite (P481136) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000515, Ex. 001 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346185.
CDLI Literary 000515, ex. 001 artifact entry (No. P346185). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346185 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000515, ex. 001 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346185 (Accessed: July 19, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000515, ex. 001 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346185},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346185},
}

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