CDLI Literary 000347, ex. 012 (P346271)

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 1.04.03 Dumuzi’s Dream (witness) Dumuzi's Dream)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
  beginning broken
column 1'
  beginning broken
1'. [...]-zi [...]-mu2#-mu2
 en: Rushes were rising for me, rushes were growing for me
2'. [...]-e [...]-ge
 en: A reed planted alone was shaking its head at me
3'. [...]-e [...]-de6
 en: Several reeds planted (together) split apart for me
4'. [...] an-gin7# [...]
 en: In the forest, a tree has raised itself for me (as high) as heaven
  rest broken
column 2'
  beginning broken
1'. [...] nu#-[...] na-ba-ab#-[...]
 en: My brother, your dream is not good, one should not interpret it
2'. {u2}numun2 ma#-[...] {u2}numun2 ma#-ra#-[...]
 en: Rushes were rising for you(?), rushes were growing for you
3'. sa-gaz KASKAL-x sag# mu-ra-an-zi-zi
 en: (It symbolizes) a robber raising his head for you in/from an ambush
4'. gi# dili du3-e [...]
 en: A reed planted alone shaking its head for you(?)
  rest broken
reverse
  broken

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 1.04.03 Dumuzi’s Dream (witness) Dumuzi's Dream)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • N.d. [Gadd, Cyril J. & Shaffer, Aaron, UET 6 (1963, 1966, 2006) 0186 (1438736)]

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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000347 (Dumuzi's Dream) composite (P469528) View the score

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Cite this Artifact

“CDLI Literary 000347, Ex. 012 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 2, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346271.

CDLI Literary 000347, ex. 012 artifact entry (No. P346271). (2006, November 2). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346271

CDLI Literary 000347, ex. 012 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346271 (Accessed: February 1, 2023).

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  • year = {2006},
  • month = {nov 2},
  • title = {CDLI {Literary} 000347, ex. 012 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346271},
}

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