CDLI Literary 000510, ex. 001 (P346187)

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 2.06.09.03 Rim-Sin C (witness) Prayer to An for Rim-Sin)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
1. sipa mu pa3-da an ku3-ge nam gal an-na tar
 en: Shepherd nominated by holy An, (for whom) a great fate was determined in heaven
2. {d}ri-im-{d}suen mu pa3-da an ku3-ge nam gal an-na tar
 en: Rīm-Sîn, nominated by holy An, (for who) a great fate was determined in heaven
3. nun sza3 zi-ta nam-lugal-la mu-un-sa2
 en: The ruler has attained/met (the demands of)(?) the kingship from (the moment he emerged from) the fertile womb
4. nam-men ug3 szar2-ra-sze3 gal-le-esz kikken2-<me>-en
 en: You are the one who(?) continually executes/pursues(?) the en-ship greatly on behalf of the many people
5. larsa{ki}-ma kur sze21 me nam-nun-na de2-a
 en: In larsa, ... mountain that fashions(?) the cosmic power of rulership
6. nam-sipa ki-en-gi ki-uri-sze3 zi-de3-esz2 pa3-da-me-en
 en: You have been faithfully chosen for the shepherdship of Sumer and Akkad
7. an gal mah an-ki-a en nig2-nam gal-zu
 en: Great An, supreme one of the universe, lord who is wise (in) everything
8. a-a dingir-re-e-ne nam tar-tar-re-de3 ki-bi-sze3 igi gar
 en: Father of the gods who looks to determine fate on behalf of its place
9. du11-ga dugud inim-bi nu-u5-ge
 en: (Whose) command is weighty, his(!?) word cannot be replied to(?)
10. 1(u) an-sza3-ga sikil-la DU gal2
 en: ... in the holy midst of heaven
  with line tally 10
11. nun {d}ri-im-{d}suen sipa sza3-ge e3-a-de3-me-en!(|DISZ.MAH|)?
 en: Ruler Rīm-Sîn, you are the shepherd who is to come out in the midst (of the people)(?)/make (his) intentions clear(?)
12. an gal-e sza3 ki ag2-a-ni dalla hu-mu-ra-in-e3
 en: And therefore great An made his loving heart shine for you
13. nig2-si-sa2-zu-sze3 gu3 zi-de3-esz2 hu-mu-ra-ab-de
 en: Because of your justice, he(!) spoke faithfully to you
14. an-sza3-ge su3-ra2 u4 nam-ti-zu hu-mu-ra-ab-diri-ga
 en: In(?) the distant midst of heaven, the days of your life shall be made surpassing for you
15. nam-lugal kur nig2-dagal-la u4 su3-ra2-sze3 hu-mu-ra-ab-mah
 en: Kingship of the vast land has been made supreme for you for a long time
16. ka ku3-ga-ne-ne-a nam nam-ti-la hu-mu-ra-ab-tar
 en: In their holy mouths a fate of life has been decided for you
17. du11-ga nig2-nam nu-kur2-da zi su3-ra2 hu-mu-ra-ab-tah
 en: With(?) the utterance from which nothing is to be changed a long life shall be added for you
18. aga ku3-ge sag-za-a he2-ni-ib-ge-en
 en: The holy crown shall be firm upon your head
19. {gesz}gu-za nam-ti-la-ka gal-bi hu-mu-ra-ab-tusz
 en: The throne of life shall be seated down(!?) greatly for you
20. u3-luh nig2-si-sa2 szu-zu-sze3 hu-mu-ra-ab-si
 en: The uluh scepter shall be given over to your hand
21. eszkiri2 kalam ge-en-ge-en sux(ZU)-zu-a he2-bi-la2
 en: The nose-rope(?) that solidifies the land has been fastened to your flesh(!?)
22. szibir ug3 lu-a hu-mu-ra-ab-LU?
 en: The staff shall seize/pasture(?) the teeming people for you
23. ubur an su3-ag2 gal2 hu-mu-ra-ab-tak4 szegx(|IM.A|) an-na hu-mu-ra-ab-szeg3
 en: The breast of shining heaven shall be opened for you, the rain of heaven shall be poured for you
24. mu ma!-da u4 nam#-he2# an-sza3-he2#? za3# hu-mu-ra-ab-kesz2
 en: A year of abundance and a day of plenty shall be arrayed(?) ... the midst of heaven(!?) for you
25. iti7 nig2#? giri17#-zal sza3# hul2-la u4-zu-sze3 hu-mu-ra-ab-gar
 en: A month/moonlight(?), that of joy and rejoicing, shall be established for you on behalf of your days/time
reverse
1. bala nig2-du10 nig2-si-<sa2>-e? diri szu-zu-sze3 hu-mu-ra-ab-gar
 en: A good reign, surpassing in justice(?), shall be placed at your disposal
2. an gal-e su3-ra2-sze3 a2-bad-gal2 nam-lugal-la-zu he2-a
 en: Great An protecting you profoundly, this shall be (what characterizes) your kingship
3. {d}ri-im-{d}suen lugal-gu10
 en: Rīm-Sîn, my king
  double ruling
4. 2(u) 8(disz) mu-ni
 en: 28 (are) its lines
5. szud3-de3 an
 en: šude prayer of An
  blank space

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 2.06.09.03 Rim-Sin C (witness) Prayer to An for Rim-Sin)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0102

    [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 07745
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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
2019-06-11 at 16:36:04 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-06-11 at 15:50:51 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-06-01 at 14:34:08 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
2014-02-28 at 09:07:25 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. 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 000510 (Rim-Sin C) composite (P481131) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000510, Ex. 001 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 28, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346187.
CDLI Literary 000510, ex. 001 artifact entry (No. P346187). (2023, June 28). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346187 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000510, ex. 001 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346187 (Accessed: June 15, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 28},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000510, ex. 001 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346187},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346187},
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