CDLI Literary 000347, ex. 013 (P346272)

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

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tablet
obverse
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column 1'
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1'. [...] x [...]-RU
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column 2'
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1'. [...] dumu# unu#?{ki#} min#?-am3 mu-un-szi-re7{+re}-esz
 en: He who was the king, it was two citizens of Uruk that went towards him
2'. [...]-GIR2#? a-a szu-ru-ub-ba {gesz#}szukur a-a hab2-ba szu-ni gesz gur5-ra eme-a-ni e2-gal-la
 en: (They were) thornbushes that are ... in the water(?), lances/points(?) that are fetid in the water(?), his hand chops trees(?), his tongue is “of/in the palace”
3'. lugal#-am3 dumu ummax(|UD.GISZ.KUSZU2|){ki}-am3 mu-un-szi-re7{+re}-esz
 en: He who was the king, it was two citizens of Umma that went towards him
4'. {gesz}tukul sag ku5-a ur2-ra# la2-a
 en: (They were those who had) bound a weapon that cuts off heads to the loin
5'. lugal-am3 dumu uri2{ki}-ma# min-am3 mu-un-szi-re7{+re}-esz
 en: He who was the king, it was two citizens of Ur that went towards him
6'. tug2-bi da13-na kar-ra gal2-la
 en: (They) had/set(?) their clean garments in the harbor (leaving them behind?)
7'. lugal-am3 dumu nibru{ki} min-am3 mu-un-szi-re7{+re}-esz
 en: He who was the king, it was two citizens of Nibru that went towards him
8'. lu2 lu2-ra im2-ma-ni-ib amasz e2-turx(SZILAM)-sze3! <mu-un>-szi-re7{+re}-esz
 en: (Saying) “run, one man after(?) the other,” they sent to the sheepfold and cattlepen
9'. {d}gesztin-an-na-ke4 amasz turx(SZILAM)-sze3! mu-ni-in-dab5-be2-ne#
 en: They were catching {geš}tinanna there (en route to) the sheepfold and cattlepen
10'. a ix(|A.SUG|)-ba mu-un-na-ba-e-ne szu# nu#-[um]-ma-gid2-de3
 en: They were offering her water of the river(!), she was not accepting
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column 1
1. a#-sza3# sze-ba# mu#-[...]-e-ne# szu# nu#-um#-ma#-gid2#-de3#
 en: They were offering her barley of the field, she was not accepting
2. galla tur galla# gu#-la#-[...]-un#-na#-de2#-e#?
 en: The small/junior galla demon was speaking to the largest/eldest galla demon
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3'. [...] ki# szesz#-am3 mu#-un#?-pa3#-[...]
 en: A sister who reveals the whereabouts of her brother
4'. u4# ul#-ta a-ba-gin7 mu-ni-[...]
 en: Like whom from ancient time ...
5'. ga2#-nam#-ma#-ze2-en gu5#-li-a#-ni-[...] ga-an-szi-re7#-en-de3-en#
 en: Come! We shall go to his friend
6'. [...]-ne# gu5#-li#-a-ni-ir
 en: ... to his friend
7'. [...] ix(|A.SUG|)#?-ba#? mu-un-na-ba#-e-ne szu# am3#-ma#-gid2#-de3-<<en>>
 en: They were offering him water of the river(!), he(!?) was accepting
8'. [...] sze#-ba# mu#-un#-na-ba#-e-ne szu# am3#-ma#-gid2-de3
 en: They were offering him barley of the field, he was accepting
9'. gu5#-li-gu10 sag# u2#-a# he2-en-szub# ki#-ni# ba#-ra-zux(SU)
 en: If my friend dropped his head in the plants then no one can know(?) his place
10'. [...]-de3# sag# u2-a he2-en-szub ki#-ni# ba#-ra-zux(SU)
 en: If Dumuzi dropped his head in the plants then no one can know(?) his place
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column 2
1. [...] x x x
 en: ...
2. [...] mu x x
 en: ...
3. [...] x x x
 en: ...
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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) 0187 + 0466 (1438737)]

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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000347 (Dumuzi&#039;s Dream) composite (P469528) View the score

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Cite this Artifact

“CDLI Literary 000347, Ex. 013 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 2, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346272.

CDLI Literary 000347, ex. 013 artifact entry (No. P346272). (2006, November 2). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346272

CDLI Literary 000347, ex. 013 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346272 (Accessed: February 5, 2023).

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  • note = {[Online; accessed 2023-02-05]},
  • year = {2006},
  • month = {nov 2},
  • title = {CDLI {Literary} 000347, ex. 013 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346272},
}

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