CDLI Literary 000335, ex. 048 (P346205)

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 1.01.04 Enki’s Journey to Nippur ('Decad no. 07') (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

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Witness

tablet
obverse
1. u4 ri-a nam ba-tar-ra-ba
 en: In those distant days when fate was determined
2. mu he2-<gal2> an u3-tu-da-kam#?
 en: It was the year (of) abundance fathered by An
3. ug3-e u2-szim!-gin7 ki in-dar#?-[...]
 en: When the people split (through) the earth like vegetation
4. en abzux(DE2) lugal {d}en-ki-ke4
 en: The lord of the Abzu, king Enki
5. {d}en-ki-ke4 en nam tar-tar-re-e-[...]
 en: Enki, the lord who is to determine fate
6. e2-a-ni ku3 {na4}za-gin3-na tesz2-bi ba-ni-in-du3!
 en: Built his temple (with) the combination of(?) silver and lapis
7. ku3 {na4}za-gin3-bi u4 kar2-kar2-ka#
 en: The silver and lapis was something that (lit. of) glowing sunlight
8. esz3-e abzux(DE2)-a ul im-ma-ni-in-du3
 en: He made(?) rosette/star decorations(?) in shrine Abzu
9. musz3 ku3 ZAG du11-ga abzux(DE2)-ta e3-x
 en: In the pure cultic space/crown(?) that was ..., coming out from the Abzu
10. en {d}nu#-dim2#-mud-ra mu-un-na-sug2-sug2#-[...]
 en: ... stood for/served lord Nudimmud
11. e2# ku3-ga i-ni-in-du3 {na4}za-gin3-na i-ni-[...]
 en: He built the temple in silver, he made it sparkle it in lapis
reverse
1. [...] x x ku3-sig17#?-ga#? [...] ba#-ni-x-x
 en: He adorned it(!?) greatly in gold
2. x x gu2#-a bi2#-x-x-[...]
 en: He built(?) the ... on the riverbank
3. szeg12#-bi# inim# du11#-x-x x x gi4-[...]
 en: Its brick work speaks words and gives advice(!?)
  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 1.01.04 Enki’s Journey to Nippur ('Decad no. 07') (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0120

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

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  • Museum No.: BM —
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 16863
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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
2019-06-09 at 20:45:56 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:01:58 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2016-01-03 at 10:07:55 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-10-07 at 08:45:25 Wagensonner, Klaus Atf Wagensonner, Klaus 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 000335 (Enki&#039;s Journey to Nippur) composite (P469517) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000335, Ex. 048 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 28, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346205.
CDLI Literary 000335, ex. 048 artifact entry (No. P346205). (2023, June 28). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346205 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000335, ex. 048 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346205 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
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	month = {jun 28},
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	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346205},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346205},
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