CDLI Literary 000481, ex. 058 (P346568)

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 2.05.05.01 Lipit-Ishtar A ('Decad no. 02') (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
1. [...]-la# zi-de3#-[...]
 en: I am the one who makes the woman sparkle as a flower/star(?)
2. [...] zi# bar-ra {d#}[...]
 en: I am the one who Nanna looks at with a favorable eye
3. uri2#{ki}-ma gu3# [...]
 en: He spoke faithfully to me in Urim
4. [u4]-ta-ulu3{+lu} lu2 sza3#-[...]
 en: Uta'ulu (Ninurta), I am the man of his heart
5. [e2]-szu#-me-sza4-ta ni2# [...]
 en: He was able to(?) impose a great aura upon me in the Ešumeša temple
6. gesztux(|GISZ.TUG2|)# bad-ra2 {d#}en#-[...]
 en: I am one whose understanding was opened by Enki
7. [...]{ki#?}-[...]
 en: In Eridu he gave the kingship to me
  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 2.05.05.01 Lipit-Ishtar A ('Decad no. 02') (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0530

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

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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U —
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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
2019-06-11 at 15:21:39 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

This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000481 (Lipit-Ishtar A) composite (P479861) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000481, Ex. 058 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346568.
CDLI Literary 000481, ex. 058 artifact entry (No. P346568). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346568 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000481, ex. 058 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346568 (Accessed: July 23, 2024).
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	month = {jun 15},
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346568},
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