CDLI Literary 000751, ex. 065 (P346200)

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

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
1. e2 an-sze3 1(szar'u) GAN2 ki-sze3 5(szar2) GAN2
 en: Temple, towards the sky it is 10 šar2, towards the earth it is 5 šar2
2. e2 an-sze3 1(bur'u) GAN2 ki-sze3 5(bur3) GAN2
 en: Temple, towards the sky it is 10 bur3, towards the earth it is 5 bur3.
3. e2 an-sze3 a-lim ki-sze3 lu-lim
 en: Temple, towards the sky it is a bison, towards the earth it is a red deer
4. e2 an-sze3 szeg9-bar ki-sze3 durah-masz
 en: Temple, towards the sky it is a fallow deer, towards the earth it is a ram
5. e2 an-sze3 szeg9-bar-gin7# gun3-a ki-sze3 durah-gin7 gun3-a
 en: Temple, towards the sky it is speckled like a fallow deer, towards the earth it is speckled like a wild goat
6. e2 an#-sze3 musz#-gux(|SAGxNIG2|){muszen} sig7#-ga ki-sze3 u5{muszen} a szu2-a
 en: Temple, towards the sky it is a green mušgu bird, towards the earth it is an u bird covered by water
7. e2 an#-[sze3] u4#-gin7 DU-a ki-sze3 {d}nanna# bara2#-ga
 en: Temple, towards the sky it comes out(!) like the sun, towards the earth it is covered by Nanna (i.e., moonlight?)
8. e2 an-sze3# {gesz}lam {gesz}lam ki-sze3 {gesz}erin duru5{+ru}-am3
 en: Temple, towards the sky it is almond trees, towards the earth it is a sappy cedar/juniper
9. e2 an-sze3 kur-ra-am3 ki-sze3 idim-ma-am3
 en: Temple, towards the sky it is a mountain, towards the earth it is a spring
10. e2 an-ki-a 3(disz)-kam-ma-bi-nam
 en: It is indeed the 3rd temple of the universe
11. kesz3{ki}-gin7 rib-ba lu2 szi-in-ga-an-tum2-mu
 en: Will anyone produce anything as surpassing as Keš?
12. ur#-sag-bi {d}asz7-gi4-gin7 rib-ba ama szi-in-ga-an-u3-tu
 en: Has any mother given birth to anything as surpassing as its hero Ašgi?
13. nin#-bi {d}nin-tur5-gin7 rib-ba-ra a-ba-a igi mu-ni-duh
 en: Who has seen anything as surpassing as its lady Nintur?
  double ruling
14. e2# 3(disz)-kam-ma
 en: It is the 3rd temple
  blank space
reverse
  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, 0115

    [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 16882
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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
2023-06-28 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 21:36:22 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. 065 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 7, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346200.
CDLI Literary 000751, ex. 065 artifact entry (No. P346200). (2024, June 7). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346200 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000751, ex. 065 artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346200 (Accessed: June 15, 2024).
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	year = {2024},
	month = {jun 7},
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	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346200},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346200},
}

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