CDLI Literary 000324 OB Catalogue from Ur 2 (P346208)

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 0.02.04 OB Catalogue from Ur (U2))

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
1. nin mul-an-gin7 <me>-en
 en: Your are(!?) a lady like a heavenly star.
  incipit of Nisaba A
2. bur-szum2-ma gal
 en: Great matron.
  incipit of Išbi-Erra E (Nisaba Hymn)
3. zi-ga
 en: Rise!.
  incipit of Ningešzida's Journey to the Netherworld
4. lugal me-<en> sza3-ta ur-sag-me-en
 en: I am the king, I have been a hero since (emerging) from the womb.
  incipit of Šulgi A
5. lugal mi3 du11-ga
 en: (I am) the king who has been cared for.
  incipit of Lipit-Ištar A
6. me-ta-am3 me-di-da!
 en: From where are ... to go(?).
  incipit of Two Women B/Dialogue 5?
7. me-ta-am3 im-du
 en: From where are you coming?.
  incipit of Edubba B
8. nin me szar2-ra
 en: Lady of the many cosmic powers.
  incipit of Inanna B
9. en-e kur lu2 ti-la-sze3
 en: The lord towards the mountain that sustains a man.
  incipit of Gilgamesh and Huwawa A
10. i3-a lu2-lux(URU)
 en: ialulu.
  incipit of Gilgamesh and Huwawa B
11. szul me6-kam
 en: He is the youth of battle.
  incipit of Gilgamesh and the Bull of Heaven
12. {lu2}kin-gi4-a
 en: The messenger(s).
  incipit of Gilgamesh and Aga
13. in-nin me husz-a
 en: Lady of the furious me’s.
  incipit of Inanna and Ebih
14. e2-e husz an-ki
 en: House, furious storm? in the universe.
  incipit of Nungal hymn
15. hur!-sag an-ki-bi-a-ke4
 en: Mountain range of both(!) heaven and earth.
  incipit of Sheep and Grain
16. {d}en-lil2 su3-ag2-sze3
 en: Enlil, (his utterance is supreme) profoundly.
  incipit of Enlil A
17. sag-ki gid2-da
 en: The frown (of Enlil).
  incipit of Curse of Agade
18. {gesz}al-e {gesz}al-e
 en: Hoe, hoe!.
  incipit of Hoe and Plow
19. u4 ul-e ri-da
 en: In ancient times.
  incipit of Bird and Fish?
20. ki-urx(SILA4) gal-e
 en: The great Ki'ur complex.
  incipit of Tree and Reed
21. e2-u4-nir
 en: Eunir (temple).
  incipit of Temple Hymns
22. an-ne2 nam-nir-ra
 en: An (lifted his head) with authority.
  incipit of Summer and Winter
23. nam-nun-e
 en: Princeliness.
  incipit of various possibile compositions, including (most likely) the Kesh Temple Hymn
24. nam-nun-e sag-na gaba? gi4
 en: (The possessor) of princeliness opposes his head(?) (unidentified incipit)
25. nam-lugal
 en: Kingship
  incipit of Sumerian Kinglist
bottom
1. 2(u) 5(disz)
 en: (Subtotal:) 25 (entries)
reverse
1. sza3-ga-a-ni
 en: His heart.
  incipit of Dumuzi's Dream
2. an gal-ta ki gal-sze3
 en: From great heaven towards great earth (the netherworld).
  incipit of Inanna’s Descent
3. u4 ri-a nam ba-tar-ra#?-ba#?
 en: In distant days when fate was determined.
  incipit of Enki’s Journey to Nippur
4. u4 ri-a u4 su3-ra2 ri-a
 en: In distant days, in profoundly distant days.
  incipit of either Gilgamesh, Enkidu and the Netherworld or the Instructions of Šurrupak
5. u4 ri-a nig2-ul-e
 en: In remote days, a distant thing (unidentified incipit)
6. UD ma da dam na-na
 en: ... (unidentified incipit)
7. di4-di4-la2 u4-da
 en: Little one(s), if (we do not do our work).
  incipit of Enkihegal and Enkitalu/Dialogue 2
8. 3(disz) dumu e2-dub-ba
 en: 3 (compositions bearing the incipit) “Son of the house that distributes tablets”.
  incipit of several possibilities among Eduba'a and Dialog texts
9. ni2 bulug6 nu-<mu>-ni!-IL2
 en: ... does not raise/wield boasting there(?) (unidentified incipit)
10. u4 ul-la uru4
 en: The one who farmed (since) long ago.
  incipit of Farmer’s Instructions
11. in-nin me gal-gal
 en: Lady of all the great me.
  incipit of Inanna and Šukaletuda
12. u4 ul an ki-ta
 en: In distant days when heaven (was separated) from earth.
  incipit of Lugalbanda Hurrim
13. szegx(MURGU2)? x ki-ta
 en: Brickwork(?) of the shrine(?) below/from the earth (unidentified incipit)
14. {d}lugal-banda3{+da}
 en: Lugalbanda.
  incipit of Lugalbanda and the Anzu bird
15. iri{ki} gu4 husz
 en: City, furious bull.
  incipit of Enmerkar and the lord of Aratta
16. lugal u4 me-lam2-bi nir-ra#
 en: King, light whose aura is authoritative/lordly.
  incipit of Lugale
17. an-gin7 dim2-ma
 en: Fashioned like An.
  incipit of Angim
18. 1(u) 1(disz) lugal
 en: 11 (compositions with the incipit) King
  royal hymns or royal inscriptions(?)
19. tur3-ra-na
 en: His cattle pen.
  incipit of the Ur lament
20. u4 szu bala ke-ta
 en: In order to overturn the day.
  incipit of the lamentation over Sumer and Ur
21. u4 husz! ki-en-gi-ra
 en: Furious storm in/of Sumer (unidentified incipit)
22. ur-sag-e
 en: The hero.
  incipit of Nanna's Journey to Nippur(?)
23. u4-bi-ta
 en: At that time (unidentified incipit)
24. u4 an-ne2
 en: When An
25. i-nu an u3 {d}en-lil2
 en: When An and Enlil
26. {d}en-lil2 diri-sze3
 en: Enlil exceedingly.
  incipit of Išme-Dagan A
27. ku6-gu10 e2# du3
 en: My fish, build a house.
  incipit of Home of the Fish
28. ur-sag kur-ra
 en: The hero in/of the mountain/netherworld (unidentified incipit)
29. iri-am3 er2 <a>-nir-ra
 en: It is the city(?) weeping and lament ... (unidentified incipit)
30. lu2 i-lu di
 en: The lamentation singer (unidentified incipit)
left
column 1
1. 4(u) 2(disz)
 en: (Subtotal:) 42 (entries)
  calculation: 28 + 3 (l. 8) + 11 (l. 18)
column 2
1. szunigin 1(gesz2) 7(disz)
 en: Total: 67 (entries)
  calculation: 25 + 42 = 67

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 0.02.04 OB Catalogue from Ur (U2))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0123

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

  • citation: Peterson, Jeremiah, NABU 2014/061

    [sec87737] N.d.

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  • Museum No.: BM —
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 17900h
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2019-06-14 at 22:51:54 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
2019-05-31 at 07:06:55 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
2018-01-30 at 21:46:12 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2018-01-30 at 21:44:31 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2018-01-30 at 21:39:24 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2014-10-23 at 12:57:36 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2013-12-02 at 17:38:49 Heinle, Michael Atf Heinle, Michael CDLI approved View
2012-04-22 at 18:54:56 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. 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

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000324 OB Catalogue from Ur 2 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 2, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346208.
CDLI Literary 000324 OB Catalogue from Ur 2 artifact entry (No. P346208). (2006, November 2). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346208
CDLI Literary 000324 OB Catalogue from Ur 2 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346208 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
@misc{2006CDLI,
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-18]},
	year = {2006},
	month = {nov 2},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000324 {OB} {Catalogue} from {Ur} 2 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346208},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346208},
}

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