Prag 537 (P359143)

Letter tablet excavated in Kanesh (mod. Kültepe), dated to the Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC) period and now kept in Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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Museum Collection(s)

Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Museum Number

Prague I 537

Period

Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC)

Provenience

Kanesh (mod. Kültepe)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Letter

Language(s)

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tablet
obverse
1. a-na i-di2-su2-en6 u2 la2-qe2-ep
2. a-na la2-qe2-ep / qi2-bi-ma um-ma
3. tu3-ta-a-ma 6(disz) 1/3(disz) _ma-na an-na_
4. i-pa2-ni-tim / a-szu-mi3 tu3-ur-a-szur3
5. u3 a-szi2-ti2-szu / i-li-bi4-a tal-qe2-ma
6. t,up-pa2-am / sza ku-nu-ki-ka3 ta-di2-nam
7. a-ha-ma 2(disz) t,up-pe2-e / sza ka3-ri-im
8. tal-qe2-a-am / sza _ku3-babbar_ a-na-ku
9. u2-sza-ra-ku-ni / u4-ma-am me-er-u2
10. tu3-ur-a-szur3 / a-na _an-na_
11. sza a-ta / tal-qe2-u2 / is,-bu-tu3-ni-ma
12. a-di2 ma-la2 u2 2(disz){sze2-ni}-szu a-na
13. ka3-ri-im / ir-de8-u2-ni-ma
14. si2-ki u2-ka3-i-lu um-ma
15. szu-nu-ma# mi3-ma a-na
16. la2-qe2-ep la2 i-di2-in
reverse
1. 6(disz) _ansze_ sza um-mi3-a-ni
2. ik-tu3-u2-ma / a-na
3. ma-at el-me-el-me t,a2-ab2-tam2
4. i-za-bi4-lu / ka3-ru-um di2-nam
5. i-di2-in-ma a-s,e2-er 6(disz) _ansze_
6. 1(u) _tug2 sag10_-tim a-ka3-na-ak-ma
7. a-na me-er-e tu3-ur-a-szur / e-zi-ib
8. a-na _iti 1(disz)-kam / a-ta / ta-la2-kam_-ma a-na
9. me-er-e / tu3-ur-a-szur / u2-ka3-an-ka3
10. szu-ma a-na _iti 1(disz)-kam la2 ta-<<ta>>-tal-kam_
11. _tug2 hi-a_ / i-ta-bu-lu-ma a-na-ku
12. ku-a-ti2 a-sze2-e-ka3 a-hi a-ta / i-na
13. {d}utu-szi t,up-pi3 ta-sza-me-u2 ti2-ib-a-ma
14. a-tal-kam la2-ma u4-mu-u2 im-lu-u2-ni
15. isz-ti2 me-er-e a-wi-lim ku-ta-i-in
16. e la2 ta-li-kam-ma 1/2(disz) _ma-na-ta_
17. _ku3-babbar_ a-na _tug2#_-[ba-ti2-a / i-s,e2-ri-ka3]
18. e al-qe2 a-na i-di2-su2-en6
edge
1. qi2-bi4-ma szu-ma la2 i-la2-kam szi-be-e szu-ku-szum#
2. 1/2(disz) _ma-na-ta ku3-babbar_ a-na
3. _tug2#_-ba-ti2-a i-s,e2-[ri-szu]
4. a-na szu-mi3 szi2-be-e i-na t,up-pi3-[im]
5. lu-up-ta-ma sze2-bi-lam

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • Genre(s): Letter
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  • Hecker, Karl, Guido Kryszat, and Lubor Matouš. 1998. [Prag 537 (Matouš1998-90)]

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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: Prague I 537
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  • Provenience: Kanesh (mod. Kültepe)
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CDLI Notes:

20091124 oatp: obv. 9: ha statt u4?; rev. 2: followed by erasure

Cite this Artifact

“Prag 537 Artifact Entry.” 2007. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 9, 2007. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P359143.

Prag 537 artifact entry (No. P359143). (2007, February 9). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P359143

Prag 537 artifact entry (2007) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P359143 (Accessed: February 5, 2023).

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