CDLI Literary 000514, ex. 001 (P346191)

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 2.06.09.07 Rim-Sin G (witness) Prayer for Rim-Sin)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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obverse
1. nindaba ku3-ga si sa2-zu
 en: Your pure properly executed nindaba offerings
2. szu ku3-zu siskur2 ku3 sikil-e ma-ra-tag-ga-zu
 en: Your choosing of the pure and holy siskur ritual
3. gesz tag-ga szu tag-tag-ga-zu
 en: Your chosen offerings
4. sza3-ge du11-ga eme gar-ra-zu
 en: Your enunciated thoughts
5. giri17 szu gal2-la-zu szu ku3 il2-la-zu
 en: Your nose stroking, your raising of pure hands
6. {d}nanna lugal an-ki en {d}lamma sa6-ga-zu he2-me-sze-sze
 en: If you shall make Nanna, king of the universe, lord, your good protective spirit, amenable(?)
7. {d}nin-gal eresz mah nin {gesz}kim sa6-ga-zu he2-me-sze-sze
 en: If you shall make Ningal, supreme queen, (the one of?) your good omen(?), amenable(?)
8. lugal sza3-gar du8-du8 {d}nanna {d}nin-gal-bi dingir gal-gal-e-ne-ke4
 en: The king that dispels hunger, both Nanna and Ningal (and) the great gods
9. {d}ri-im-{d}suen lugal e2 dingir-re-e-ne-ke4
10. 1(u) he2-gal2 ma-ra-si-si
 en: Rīm-Sîn, the king, will fill the temples of the gods with abundance for you
  with line tally 10
11. lugal mu pa3-da {d}en-lil2-le <<nam>> bala-a-ni nam-he2
 en: King nominated by Enlil, his reign (of) abundance
12. u4 he2-gal2-la mu giri17-zal-la
 en: Days of abundance, years of joy
13. nam nam DU nam he2-gal2-la nam-zu-sze3 he2-em-szi-gal2
 en: A fate of ...(?), a fate of abundance shall be present as your fate
14. lugal u4 ge6-a ge6-u3-na he2-gal2 nu-til-le-de3
15. u4 ma-ra-ab-za-al ma-ra-ga ma-ra-ab-gin6-ne2
 en: The king has spent(?) day, night and night-time (with) abundance never to be exhausted for you for you ... for you, he shall secure ... for you
16. lugal nindaba-zu sag-bi sza3 abzu a du3-du3-ra a ma-ra-du3-du3-ra
 en: King, the first of your nindaba offerings in the midst of the Abzu shrine ... are ... for you
17. lugal nindaba-zu egir-bi kisal-mah-a
 en: King, the last of your nindaba offerings in the great courtyard
18. he2-gal2 nu-til-le-de3
 en: (Its) abundance never to cease
19. lugal SU e2-a he2#-gal2 ma-ra-si-sa2
 en: King, in the ... of the temple abundance has been set in order for you
20. 1(u) {d}ri-im-{d}suen lugal uri2{ki}-ma me mah ki-urx(|GA2xKID|)?-ra
 en: Rīm-Sîn, king of Ur, the supreme rites of the Ki'ur complex
  with line tally 10
21. ki-bi szu bi2-in-gi4
 en: Restored their place
22. {d}nanna lugal an-ki-ke4 aga zi mah nam-lugal-la szu du7
23. sag-za he2-ni-ib-gin6-ne2
 en: And therefore Nanna, king of the universe, shall make the true and supreme crown that is perfect for kingship firm on your head
24. {d}nin-gal eresz mah sza3-gar duh-duh-zu
 en: And therefore Ningal, the supreme queen, your hunger reliever
25. sza3 sze-ga-ni-ta u4-bi-sze3 nam-ti du10-[...]
 en: By means of her consenting heart, daily(?), a good life ...
26. zi-zu he2-eb-u4-du10
 en: She(?) shall make the days of your life good(!?)
27. szu ku3-ga-ni-ta me-lam2 gal nam-lugal#?-la#?-x [...]
 en: By her pure hand, the great aura of kingship ...
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1. x-x mah an-ki-a szu-zu-sze3 esz2-la2?-gin7 he2-x-[...]
 en: The supreme ... of the universe, as if it was fastened to your hand by a rope(?) she(?) shall ...
2. {d}ri-im-{d}suen lugal ki-urx(|GA2xKID|)?-ra he2-gal2 [...]
 en: Rīm-Sîn, king of the Ki'ur, abundance ...
3. sag-usz nu-ti-le-[...]
 en: So that it is constant and unceasing(?)
4. lugal {i7}idigna he2#-gal2#-la#? hu-mu-ra-x-[...]
 en: King, the Tigris shall bring(?) abundance(?) for you
5. {i7}buranunx(|NUN.KIB|)-na sza3 si-ni-ta a zal-le hu-mu#-[...]
 en: The Euphrates by means of the fullness inside of its bed shall bring(?) flowing water for you(?)
6. i7-nun i7-nun zi i7 zi-gal2 nag?-[...]
 en: The Idnun, the fertile Idnun canal, the canal where living creatures drink ...
7. ku6 muszen hu-mu-ra-ab-tum3#-[...]
 en: Shall bring fishes and birds for you
8. a-ab-ba ab-su-su-da-ta kun al-gub-ba-[...]
 en: From/at the replaced/deepened(?) lakes(?), where the canal's end stands still (i.e., there is no current)
9. u3-tu nu-til-le-da lugal-zu-sze3 hu-mu-ra-ab#-tum3#?
 en: Shall bring unceasing birth because of(?) your king
10. edin dagal ki dagal-ba nig2-ur2-limmu2 nig2-zi-gal2 SU ra-ra ga-x
 en: In the broad steppe, the broad place, the quadrupeds and living creatures ...
11. e pa5 pa4-agar4!?-e szu hu-mu-<ra>-il2-la
 en: The dikes, ditches (i.e., irrigation system) and irrigated fields(?) shall yield (crops, literally, raise their hand) for you
12. nam-ti ha-ra-ga2-ga2
 en: Life shall established for you
13. szud3 i5-gar nig2-sa6-ga ha-ra-ga2-ga2
 en: The šud prayer and an oracular utterance (of?) goodness shall be established for you
14. sza3 hul2-la ha-ra-ga2-ga2
 en: A heart of rejoicing shall be established for you
15. {gesz}kim sa6-sa6-ga ha-ra-ga2-ga2
 en: The most favorable omen shall be established for you
16. sza3-zu ha-ra-du10
 en: Your heart shall be sweetened
17. su-zu ha-ra-du10
 en: May your flesh be sweetened
18. bar-zu {gesz}kim gin6-na-a su ha-ra-du10
 en: May your liver(?), a reliable omen(!?) ... be sweetened in the flesh(?)
19. sza3 {d}nanna {d}nin-gal-bi {gesz}kim sa6-sa6-ga
20. nam nam-ti-la da-ri2-sze3 he2-me-gur6-gur6
 en: You make Nanna and Ningal desire(?) the most favorable omens and a fate of life (for you) forever
21. {d}ri-im-{d}suen lugal me-te-gal2 he2-gal2 szu du8-du8 dingir gal-gal-e-ne-ke4
 en: Rīm-Sîn, the appropriate king, holder of abundance of (i.e. for?) the great gods
22. ma-da he2-en-na-gin6 suhusz ma-da he2-en-na-gi-en
 en: The land shall be stable for him, the foundation of the land shall be stable for him
23. {d}nanna lugal an-ki-ke4 dimma# kalam-ma tesz2 hu-mu-ra-ab-si-ge
 en: Nanna, king of the universe, shall put the mood(?) of the land in unison for you
24. {d}ri-im-{d}suen lugal-gu10
 en: Rīm-Sîn, my king
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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 2.06.09.07 Rim-Sin G (witness) Prayer for Rim-Sin)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0106

    [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 07760
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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 16:36:06 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
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 000514 (Rim-Sin G) composite (P481135) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000514, Ex. 001 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 28, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346191.
CDLI Literary 000514, ex. 001 artifact entry (No. P346191). (2023, June 28). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346191 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000514, ex. 001 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346191 (Accessed: July 14, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 28},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000514, ex. 001 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346191},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346191},
}

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