CDLI Literary 000778, ex. 045 (P346681)

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 5.05.04 Song of Hoe ('Decad no. 03') (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
  broken
reverse
  beginning broken
column 1'
  beginning broken
1'. {gesz}al#-e u3#? ix(|A.SUG|)-da#? [...]
 en: The hoe is the kingal official on/in the u land(?) of the river
2'. dagx(KA2) ki agrun-na-ka {gesz}[...]
 en: At the chamber/door(?) of the site(?) of the agrun chamber, the hoe is the vizier
3'. hul-gal2 u4-nu2-a dumu {gesz#}[...]
 en: Evildoers are children of the hoe during the waning moon(?)
4'. u4 sa2# du11-ga-ta-a an-sze3#? [...]
 en: By means of/in(?) the regular day(?) they are born towards(!?) heaven(?)
5'. an-sze3# al-ti#-ri2#-ki#?{muszen#} muszen# dingir#-[...]
 en: Towards heaven the altirigu bird is the bird of a god
6'. [...] gesz#-gi-a ur#-[...] uszumgal-am3#
 en: Towards the earth it is the hoe, in the reedbed it is a dog, in the thicket it is an ušumgal creature
7'. [...]-lu#?-am3
 en: At the site of battle it is a durallu ax
8'. [...]-lu-hab2-am3
 en: At the site of the fortification, it is an alluhab net(?)
  rest 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 5.05.04 Song of Hoe ('Decad no. 03') (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • N.d. [Gadd, Cyril J. & Shaffer, Aaron, UET 6 (1963, 1966, 2006) 0644 (1406430)]

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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000778 (Song of Hoe) composite (P478966) View the score

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Cite this Artifact

“CDLI Literary 000778, Ex. 045 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 2, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346681.

CDLI Literary 000778, ex. 045 artifact entry (No. P346681). (2006, November 2). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346681

CDLI Literary 000778, ex. 045 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346681 (Accessed: February 5, 2023).

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  • month = {nov 2},
  • title = {CDLI {Literary} 000778, ex. 045 artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346681},
}

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