CDLI Literary 000623, ex. 011 (P346194)

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

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Witness

tablet
obverse
1. [...]
 en: ...
2. [...]
 en: ...
3. sza3# su3#-[...]
 en: (Possessing) a profound mind, true woman, (possessing) a pure/bright heart, I want to speak to you about your me
4. ge6-par4 ku3-na#? hu-mu#-[...]-re
 en: (I?) shall enter into her(!) holy cloister
5. en-me-en en#-he2-<du7>-an#-na# [...]
 en: I am the en priestess, I am Enheduana
6. {gi}ma-sa2#-ab i3-gur3 asil3#-la2# i3#-du11#
 en: The masab basket was carried, the asila was intoned
7. ki-si-ga bi2-in-[...]-ti#-e#
 en: ... established funerary offerings (as if) I was not living there(?)
8. u4-de3 ba-te [...]
 en: (I?) approached the sunlight, the sunlight was burning
9. gissu#-[...]
 en: (I?) approached the shade, but it covered by (lit. along with) a southern storm(?)
10. 1(u) x-[...]-du11#
 en: My “honey mouth” was ...
  with line tally 10
11. [...]-gi4#
 en: My “thing that gladdened the liver” was turned back with the dust(?)/I turned that which pleased me back with the dust(?)
12. [...] x x [...]
 en: My fate, (involving?) Suen and lugalane
13. an#-ra# du11#?-mu#-na-ab [...]-e#?
 en: Speak to An, so that he undoes it for me
14. a-da-lam an-ra du11-mu-na ba#?-[...]-du#?-e
 en: Now, speak to An, he will undo it for me
15. nam lugal-an-ne2 munus-e ba-ab-kar#-re#!?
 en: The woman will take away the fate (of, from?) lugalane
16. kur a-ma-ru giri3!-ni-sze3 i3-nu2
 en: Mountain and flood alike lie/crouch at her feet
17. munus-bi i3-ga-mah! iri!{ki!} mu-da-tuku4-a
 en: That woman is also supreme, she can shake the city(?)
18. gub-ba sza3-ga-ni ha-ma-sed4-de3
 en: Stand/serve, so that she is cooled in her heart for me
19. en-he2-du7-an-na-me-en a-ra-zu ga-mu-ra-du11?
 en: I am Enheduana, and I shall perform an arazu prayer for you
20. 1(u) er2-ga2 kasz du10-ga-gin7
 en: My tears like sweet beer
  with line tally 10
21. ku3 {d}inanna-ra szu hu-mu-ni-bar-re di ku5 ga-mu-ra-ab-du11
 en: for holy Inanna I shall release, I shall say to you “judge"(?).
22. {d}dil-im2-babbar AN an-kusz2-u3-am3#?
 en: Dilimbabbar is an exhausted god(!?)
23. szu-luh an ku3-ga-ta nig2-na-ma-[...]-kur2
 en: Away from/togther with(?) the cleansing rites of holy An, everything of his is changed
24. an#-ta e2-an-na# ha-ba-da-an#?-[...]
 en: And thus (Lugalane) has removed the Eanna temple from An
reverse
1. an lu2 gu-la-ta ni2 ba-ra-ba-da-te
 en: He has not feared An(?), the greatest one
2. e2-bi# la-la-bi ba-ra-mu-un-gin6 hi-li-bi ba-ra-mu-un-til
 en: He did not solidify(!?) the charm of that temple, he did not fulfill its allure
3. e2-bi e2 hul-a hu-mu-di-ni-ib2-ku4
 en: He turned that temple into a malevolent temple
4. tab mu-szi-in-ku4-ra-ni! ninim-ma-ni! hu-mu-te
 en: When(?) he entered ..., he drew his envy near(?)
5. {d}sumun2-zi-de3-ni lu2 he2-eb2-sar-re lu2 he2-em-ib2-dab5-be2-[...]
 en: May his(?) “true wild cow” chase that man away, may you seize that man
6. ki zi-sza3-gal2-ka ga2-e na-<me>-en
 en: In the place of life giving force/encouragement, what(!?) am I?
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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 4.07.02 Inanna B ('Decad no. 04') (witness) Enheduanna's Song to Inanna (NinmeÅ¡arra))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0109

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

  • history: Hallo & van Dijk Exaltation p.37

    [sec87710] N.d.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM —
  • Accession No.:

  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 16879F
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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 16:36:06 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-06-11 at 16:25:10 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
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

General Notes: -
CDLI Notes: -
Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000623, Ex. 011 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346194.
CDLI Literary 000623, ex. 011 artifact entry (No. P346194). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346194 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000623, ex. 011 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346194 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000623, ex. 011 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346194},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346194},
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