CDLI Literary 000751, ex. 064 (P346199)

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 4.80.02 Kesh Temple Hymn ('Decad no. 06') (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
1. e2 du10 ki du10-ga du3-[...]
 en: The good temple built in a good place
2. e2 kesz3{ki} e2 du10 ki du10-[ga ...]
 en: The temple of Keš, the good temple built in a good place
3. ma2-gur8 nun-gin7 an-na# [...]
 en: Floating like a noble barge in heaven
4. ma2-gur8 ku3-gin7 KA2-si# [...]
 en: Casting ... like a holy barge
5. ma2 an-na-gin7 musz3# [...]
 en: Like the boat of An, (it is) the sacred space/face(?) of the lands
6. u5 banda3-gin7 pesz10#-[...]
 en: Waddling away from the shore like the junior/wild u bird
7. e2 gu4-gin7 murum# [...]
 en: Temple roaring like a bull, bellowing like a bull calf
8. e2 sza3-bi-ta# [...]
 en: Temple, from its midst is the heart of the land
9. a-ga-bi-ta# [...]
 en: From behind it is the life of Sumer
10. e2# [...]
 en: Temple, great oval touching heaven
11. e2# [...]
 en: Great Ezida shrine(?) touching heaven
12. e2 men gal an-[...]
 en: Temple, great crown touching heaven
13. e2 {d}tir-ra-an-na an#-[...]
 en: Temple, rainbow touching heaven
14. e2 musz3-bi an-sza3-ga# lax(ME)-a
 en: The sacred space of the temple is suspended in the midst of heaven
reverse
1. x-bi abzux(DE2)#?-e si-ga
 en: Its foundation? occupies the Abzu
2. gissu-bi kur-kur-ra dul
 en: Its shade covers the lands
3. e2 an-ne2 ki#-gar-ra#
 en: Temple founded by An
4. {d#}en-lil2-le za3-mi2 du11-ga
 en: And praised by Enlil
5. e2 {d}nin-tur5 esz-bar kin2 du11-ga#
 en: Decided by mother Nintur
6. e2 kesz3{ki} gurun-na sig7#-[...]
 en: Temple of Keš, verdant (with) fruit
7. kesz3#{ki}-gin7 rib-ba lu2 szi-in-ga#-[...]
 en: Will anyone produce anything as surpassing as Keš?
8. ur#-sag#-bi {d}{asz}asz7-gi-gin7 rib#-[...]
 en: Has any mother given birth to anything as surpassing as its hero Ašgi?
9. nin-bi {d#}nin#-tur5-gin7 rib-ba-[...] igi mu-ni-in-[duh]
 en: Who has seen anything as surpassing as its lady Nintur?
  single ruling
10. e2 2(disz)-kam-ma
 en: It is the 2nd temple
  double ruling
  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 4.80.02 Kesh Temple Hymn ('Decad no. 06') (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0114

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

  • history: Gragg, TCS 3, 166

    [Gragg1969TCS3] Gragg, Gene. 1969. The Keš Temple Hymn. The Collection of the Sumerian Temple Hymns. Vol. 3. Texts from Cuneiform Sources.

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  • Museum No.: BM —
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 07802A
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2024-06-07 at 10:28:23 Firth, Richard Artifact, Other Entity Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2024-06-07 at 10:16:35 Firth, Richard Artifact, Other Entity Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2024-06-07 at 10:13:14 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 21:35:23 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 000751 (Kesh Temple Hymn) composite (P464240) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000751, Ex. 064 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 7, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346199.
CDLI Literary 000751, ex. 064 artifact entry (No. P346199). (2024, June 7). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346199 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000751, ex. 064 artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346199 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
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