CDLI Literary 000799, ex. 018 (P346310)

Wisdom or proverb 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

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Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary > Wisdom or proverb (ETCSL 6.01.05 Proverbs Collection 05 (witness) Proverbs Collection 5)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
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1. ur-gir15-re kasz-de2-a-sze3 al-du-un
 en: A dog going to a banquet
2. giri3-pad-ra2 igi mu-ni-in-duh ba-gub
 en: saw a bone and stopped(?):
3. ki al-du-na-am3
 en: "Where I go,
4. diri ne-en-na#-am3
 en: more of this(?)
5. al-gu7-[...] e#-sze#
 en: I will eat” he said.
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reverse
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1. hal#-la ur-gir15#-ra#-ka
 en: The “inheritance share"(?) of a dog:
2. giri3-pad-ra2 al-de5-de5-ga
 en: bones are selected.
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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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  • history: Alster Proverbs, Proverbs Coll.5, 120 CC, 307 (HHH in prov. coll.1 is 320 not 230)

    [AlsterProverbs1997] Alster, Bendt. 1997. Proverbs of Ancient Sumer: The World’s Earliest Proverb Collection.

  • history: UET 6, 0230

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

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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-15 at 20:34:30 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2019-06-12 at 10:42:30 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:01:59 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah 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 000799, Ex. 018 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346310.
CDLI Literary 000799, ex. 018 artifact entry (No. P346310). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346310 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000799, ex. 018 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346310 (Accessed: July 14, 2024).
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	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000799, ex. 018 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346310},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346310},
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