UET 6, 0182 (P346267)

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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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 (Letter from X to Utu)

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obverse
1. {d}utu ud5#?-sag mah x x x gesz#? x x-a# ASZ e3
 en: Utu, supreme leader/bond ..., ..., going out towards/alone(?) ...
2. en gal mu dugud-da-a-ni a-re-esz dab#? ni2 su-zi ri-a
 en: Great lord, his weighty name beyond (what any) praise (can describe?), casting an aura
3. di-ku5 mah inim-bi sag ba-gub gesz-la2-bi u18-ru
 en: Supreme judge, whose(?) word takes precedence, whose silence(?) is formidable
4. en utah-he-ta e3-a-ni ku10-ku10 zalag-ge ki bar-ra-ka ib-gar-ra
 en: Lord who when he goes out from heaven darkness is turned to light (even) in the outer places
 en: (2002), 190 n. 532.
5. szul ur-sag gesz gal-bi un3-na sze-er-bi? gal gir2
 en: The youth and hero whose great rays flash(?) among the great trees(?) on high(?) (while rising above the eastern mountains?)
6. a-zu gal ki dingir-a-na szu2-a-asz umusz galga szum2-mu
 en: Great physician/diviner, giving intelligence and counsel in the manner of(?) one who envelops/in order to envelop(?) the locus of (every?) divinity(?)
7. lugal-gu10-ra u3-na-a-du11
 en: When you speak to my king
8. dingir zi na de5 an-ki he-nun si sa2-sa2-e
 en: True god, arranger/purifier of the universe, who sets abundance in order
9. du5? pirig-ga2 igi kar2 sig#? igi-nim-ma palil e2?-gal x [...] x
 en: ... of a pirig creature, examining the low and high, preeminent one .. the palace(?) ...
10. en ka-asz bar-ra kilib3 dingir# gal-e#?-ne# KA-ga-ni [...]
 en: Lord, renderer of the decision (for?) all of the great gods, his command/mouth ...
11. nun sag il2 uszum# kur-ra#? za3#? dab dili-ta mu#-[...]
 en: Prince with head held high, ušum creature/lone one(?) surpassing the mountain/netherworld(?) ... the mountain/land, alone ...
12. sipa kalam-ma zi#?-de3?-esz DU-DU#?-DU szid?-ni#? [...]
 en: Shepherd of(?) the land ... faithfully ...
13. dingir sza3-la2 tuku x TUR? a-ra-zu-a nig2-si-sa2 [...]
 en: God who has pity, ..., in/of arazu prayer, justice ...
14. [...] x x x [...] x-a-gu10 zi-zi-a [...]
 en: ... raising my ...
15. [...] x NE#? x [...]
 en: ...
reverse
  beginning broken
1'. [...] x [...] nam-x-x kur-kur#-ra#!? [...]
 en: ... of/in the lands ...
2'. lugal-gu10 inim ku3-zu he2#-UD#-x [...]
 en: My king, may your holy word ...
3'. sza3-ne-sza4-gu10 sza3-zu he2-[...] x [...] MUSZ3 a AN [...]-ra#?-an#?-[...]
 en: May my supplication ... your heart, ...
4'. i-si-isz nam-tag zi ir [...] ba-an-gar-ra du11-ga-zu-ta he2#-x-x u4-szu2-usz he2-bi2-x-[...]-ge?
 en: Lamentation, sin, distress, ... which ... established, by your command may ..., daily may ...
  double ruling
5'. im-gid2-da {disz}{d}nanna-me-a-sza4 <u4> 2(u) 2(disz)-kam ba-zal
 en: "Long-tablet" of Nannameša, conclusion of the 22nd day(?)

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • Genre(s): Literary (Letter from X to Utu)
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  • primary: UET 6, 0182

    [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 07707
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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
2019-06-12 at 09:33:06 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
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
“UET 6, 0182 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 28, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346267.
UET 6, 0182 artifact entry (No. P346267). (2023, June 28). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346267 (Original work published 2006)
UET 6, 0182 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346267 (Accessed: July 14, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-14]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 28},
	title = {UET 6, 0182 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346267},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346267},
}

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