CDLI Literary 000623, ex. 010 (P346193)

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 4.07.02 Inanna B ('Decad no. 04') (witness) Enheduanna's Song to Inanna (Ninmešarra))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
column 1
  beginning broken
1'. [...] x [...]
 en: ...
2'. ni2# me-lam2 ulu3{+lu#}-[...]
 en: ...
3'. [nig2]-me#-gar huszx(GIR3)-bi igi-sze3 mu#?-[...]
 en: Along with the aura and radiance, and the southern stormwind(?), you have brought(?) for yourself(?) the furious(?) stupor of the people to the fore
4'. me-ta me huszx(GIR3)-bi szu ba-re#-[...]
 en: You have taken the (most) furious of the me for yourself
5'. i-dab!(TUG2) er2-ra-ke4 gal2 ma3-ra-an-tak4#
 en: The “threshold(!?) of mourning” has opened for you(!)
6'. e2!? a-mir!? gal-gal sila-ba mu-ri-du
 en: ... goes on the street of the temple(?) of greatest lamentation/great lamentations(!) (i.e., the netherworld?) for you
7'. igi me6-ta nig2 ma#-ra-ab-ta-si-ig
 en: From the front of battle things (that are shot, flung?) are removed for you (i.e., diverted?)
8'. nin-gu10 a2 ni2-za zu2-zu2 i3-gu7#-e
 en: My lady, in/with your own power “teeth consume"(!?)
9'. u4 du7-du7-gin7 i3-du7-du7-<<GIM>>-en
 en: You are to thrash like a thrashing storm
10'. u4 gu3 ra-ra-ta gu7 im-da-ab-ra-ra
 en: (You) shout together with the shouting storm
11'. {d}iszkur-gin7 szu mu-da-ab-gi4-gi4
 en: As if with Iškur(?) (you) avenge(?)
12'. im-hul-im-hul-da im-da-UD-ux(|IGI.LUxU|)?-de3
 en: You are to ... together with the destructive winds
13'. giri3-za nu-kusz2-u3 i-im-si
 en: (But) inexhaustiveness is worn on your feet (as footwear)
14'. balag er2-ra-ta i-lu im-da-ab-be2
 en: ... performs a lament with the balag drum of weeping
15'. nin-gu10 a-{d}nun-na dingir gal-gal-e-ne
 en: My lady, the Anuna(!), the great gods
16'. su-din dal-dal-a-gin7 du10-de3 mu-szi-ib2-ra-asz
 en: Like flying/winged? bats, they have they have been driven(?) into(!?) the ruin mound/cracks(?) because of you
17'. igi husz-a-za# la#-ba-si-ge-de3-esz
 en: They are not to stand(?) at your furious face
18'. sag#-ki husz-a-za sag# nu-mu-de3-ga2-ga2
 en: Not one (of them) can confront your furious forehead
19'. sza3# ib2-ba-a#?-zu#? [...]-te#-en
 en: The cooling(!?) of your malevolent heart is a supreme (undertaking)
20'. x [...]
 en: ...
  rest broken
column 2
  beginning broken
1'. {gi#}[ma-sa2-ab ...]
 en: The masab basket was carried, the asila was intoned
2'. ki-si#?-[ga ...]
 en: ... established funerary offerings/a “good site"?, (as if?) I was not living there(?)
3'. u4-de3# [...]
 en: (I?) approached the sunlight, the sunlight was burning
4'. gissu#-[...]
 en: (I?) approached the shade, but it was covered by (lit. along with) a southern storm(?)
5'. ka [...]
 en: My “honey mouth” was ...
6'. nig2 x [...]
 en: My “thing that gladdened the liver” was turned back with the dust(?)/I turned that which pleased me back with the dust(?
7'. nam-[...]
 en: My fate, (involving?) Suen and lugalane
8'. an-ra# [...]
 en: Speak to An, so that he undoes it for me
9'. a-da-[...]
 en: Now, speak to An, he will undo it for me
10'. nam [...]
 en: The woman will take away the fate (of, from?) lugalane
11'. kur a-[...]
 en: Mountain and flood alike lie/crouch at her feet
12'. munus-bi# [...]
 en: That woman is also supreme, she can shake the city
13'. gub#-[...]
 en: Stand/serve, so that she is cooled in her heart to/for me
  rest broken
reverse
  beginning broken
column 1'
  beginning broken
1'. [...]-du11-[...]
 en: (This is) what has not been said (of) Nanna('s), (but) what has been said of you
2'. [...]
 en: My lady, (you did these things?) the greatest(?), you are supreme
3'. [...]-mir#?-za ga#?-[...]
 en: My lady beloved of An, I shall speak of(?) your anger(?)
4'. [...]-dub# szu-luh# x bi2-[...]
 en: The charcoal has been piled up, the cleansing rites ...
5'. [...]-an#-gar#? x x x x x
 en: The “holy tavern” has been set up for you(?), ...
6'. im#-[...]-diri#?-ga#?-ta#? nin UN#?-gal#? ma-x-x
 en: After it (the matter) became too much, lady and queen, (as has) been spoken to you(?)
7. [...]-u3#-na# ma-ra-an-du11#-ga#-am3#
 en: That which was said to you in the nighttime
8'. gala# an#?-bar7#?-x szu hu#?-[...]
 en: The lamentation priest shall repeat at(?) noon for you
9'. dam# dab5#?-[...]-ke4#-[esz]
 en: Because of your captured spouse, because of your captured child
10'. ib2#-[...]
 en: Your anger has been maximized, your heart does not cool
11'. nin# gu2#?-[...]
 en: Perfect lady, authoritative one of the assembly
12'. siskur2#-[...]
 en: She accepted her siskur offering/ritual on her (Enheduana's) behalf
13'. x [...]
 en: ...
14'. x x [...]
 en: ...
  rest broken

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 4.07.02 Inanna B ('Decad no. 04') (witness) Enheduanna's Song to Inanna (NinmeÅ¡arra))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0108

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

  • history: Exaltation, p.37

    [Hallo1968Exaltation] Hallo, William W., and Johannes J. A. van Dijk. 1968. The Exaltation of Inanna. Vol. 3. Yale Near Eastern Researches. New Haven : Yale University Press.

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  • 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
2024-07-13 at 16:01:15 Firth, Richard Artifact, Other Entity Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2024-07-13 at 15:59:39 Firth, Richard Artifact, Other Entity Firth, Richard Firth, Richard 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 16:22:42 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-06-01 at 14:34:09 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:01:59 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah 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 000623 (Inanna B) composite (P478852) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000623, Ex. 010 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). July 13, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346193.
CDLI Literary 000623, ex. 010 artifact entry (No. P346193). (2024, July 13). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346193 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000623, ex. 010 artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346193 (Accessed: July 19, 2024).
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	year = {2024},
	month = {jul 13},
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	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346193},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346193},
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