CT 06, pl. 37, Bu 1891-05-09, 0707 (P365151)

Legal tablet excavated in Sippar-Yahrurum (mod. Tell Abu Habbah), 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 080569

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Sippar-Yahrurum (mod. Tell Abu Habbah)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Legal (Marriage)

Language(s)

Akkadian

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tablet
obverse
1. {disz}dumu-ki _dumu_ a-ia-ti-ia
 ts: mār-erṣetim mār ayyatīya
 en: Mār-erṣetim son of Ayyatīya
2. {disz}at-kal-a-na-be-el-ti a-ma-sa
 ts: atkal-ana-bēlti(m) ama(s)sa
 en: Atkal-ana-bēltim her (of his mother) slave
3. a-na asz-szu-tim u3 mu-tu-tim
 ts: ana aššūtim u mutūtim
 en: in marriage
4. i-hu-uz at-kal-a-na-be-el-ti
 ts: īḫuz atkal-ana-bēlti(m)
 en: has taken. Should Atkal-ana-bēltim
5. a-na a-ia-ti-ia be-el-ti-sza
 ts: ana ayyatīya bēltīša
 en: to Ayyatīya her mistress:
6. u2-ul be-el-ti at-ti
 ts: ul bēltī atti
 en: "You are not my mistress!"
7. i-qa2-ab-bi-ma
 ts: iqabbīma
 en: say,
8. u2-ga-la-ab-szi a-na _ku3-babbar_
 ts: uga(l)labši ana kaspim
 en: she will shave her (and) sell her (lit. for silver
9. [i]-na#-di-isz
 ts: ina(d)diš(ši)
 en: will give).
10. mi-im-ma sza a-ia-ti-ia
 ts: mimma ša ayyatīya
 en: Everything that Ayyatīya
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1. ir-szu-u2 u3 i-ra-szu-u2
 ts: iršû u ira(š)šû
 en: has acquired or will acquire,
2. sza dumu-ki-ma
 ts: ša mār-erṣetimma
 en: is of Mār-erṣetim alone.
3. a-di ba-al-t,a3-at ki-la-la-an
 ts: adi balṭat kila(l)lān
 en: As long as (Ayyatīya) lives, they both
4. i-ta-na-szu-u2
 ts: i(t)tana(š)šû
 en: will support her.
5. _igi_ ARAD-sin _igi_ {d}suen-e-ri!-ba
 ts: maḫār warad-sîn maḫar sîn-erība(m)
 en: Before Warad-sîn; before Sîn-erībam;
6. _igi_ an-nu-um-a-bi
 ts: maḫār annum-abī
 en: before Annum-abī;
7. _igi#_ dumu-zimbir{ki}
 ts: maḫar mār-sippar
 en: before Mār-sippar;
8. _igi_ sin-na-s,ir! _igi_ {d}i-szum-ga-mil
 ts: maḫār sîn-nāṣir maḫār išum-gāmil
 en: before Sîn-nāṣir; before Išum-gāmil;
9. _igi_ i3-li2-im-na-an-ni
 ts: maḫar ilī-imnanni
 en: before Ilī-imnanni;
10. _igi#_ dingir-ma
 ts: maḫar ilīma
 en: before Ilīma;
11. _igi#_ sin-a-ha-am-i-din-nam
 ts: maḫar sîn-aḫam-i(d)dinam
 en: before Sîn-aḫam-iddinam.

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: CT 6, 37a

    [Pinches1898CT6] Pinches, Theophilus G. 1898. Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum 6. London: The Trustees of the British Museum.

  • history: HG 3, 12

    [Kohler1909HG3] Kohler, Josef, and Arthur Ungnad. 1909. Hammurabi’s Gesetz. Band III: Übersetzte Urkunden, Erläuterungen. Leipzig: Eduard Pfeiffer.

  • history: UAZP = VAB 5, 35

    [Schorr1913UAZP] Schorr, Moses. 1913. Urkunden Des Altbabylonischen Zivil- Und Prozessrechts. Vorderasiatische Bibliothek 5. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs.

  • history: Care of the Elderly p.59-117, p. 80

    [Stol1998elderly] Stol, Marten. 1998. “Care of the Elderly in Mesopotamia in the Old Babylonian Period.” In The Care of the Elderly in the Ancient Near East, edited by Marten Stol and Sven P. Vleeming, 59–117. Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East, Volume 14. Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill.

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  • Museum No.: BM 080569
  • Accession No.: 1891-05-09 Bu, 0707

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-12-29 at 17:04:05 Guidi, Carlo Artifact Guidi, Carlo Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2023-12-29 at 17:00:42 Guidi, Carlo Atf Guidi, Carlo Lafont, Bertrand approved View
2023-08-19 at 13:39:11 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune; Smidt, Gustav Ryberg Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-21 at 07:53:06 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2021-08-18 at 12:07:30 Jagersma, Bram Atf Jagersma, Bram CDLI approved View
2007-02-26 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“CT 06, Pl. 37, Bu 1891-05-09, 0707 Artifact Entry.” (2007) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). January 6, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P365151.
CT 06, pl. 37, Bu 1891-05-09, 0707 artifact entry (No. P365151). (2024, January 6). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P365151 (Original work published 2007)
CT 06, pl. 37, Bu 1891-05-09, 0707 artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P365151 (Accessed: April 16, 2024).
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	year = {2024},
	month = {jan 6},
	title = {CT 06, pl. 37, {Bu} 1891-05-09, 0707 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P365151},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P365151},
}

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