CDLI Literary 000778, ex. 046 (P346682)

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'. x [...]
column 2'
  beginning broken
1'. [...] pa#-ba# mu#-un#-zi2#?-e
 en: It tears it out at its roots, it breaks(?) at its branches
2'. [...] hu#?-ri2-in [...]-sze3#? al-ga2-ga2
 en: The hoe was setting the hirim grass at the hand
3'. [...]-ra# a-a {d}en-lil2-lax(ME)#
 en: The hoe, the wood(en implement) decreed a destiny by father Enlil(?)
4'. [...]-mi2# du11-ga#
 en: Hoe, praise!
5'. [{d}]nisaba# za3-mi2#
 en: Nisaba, praise!
  double ruling
  blank space
  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) 0645 (1406431)]

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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000778 (Song of Hoe) composite (P478966) View the score

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Cite this Artifact

“CDLI Literary 000778, Ex. 046 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 2, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346682.

CDLI Literary 000778, ex. 046 artifact entry (No. P346682). (2006, November 2). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346682

CDLI Literary 000778, ex. 046 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346682 (Accessed: February 5, 2023).

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  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346682},
}

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