CDLI Literary 000335, ex. 024 (P368427)

Literary prism excavated in Uncertain (mod. uncertain), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

Museum Number

Ashm 1922-0161

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

uncertain (mod. uncertain)

Artifact Type

Prism

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ETCSL 1.01.04 Enki’s Journey to Nippur ('Decad no. 07') (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

object prism
surface a
1. u4 re-a nam ba-tar-ra-ba
2. mu he2-gal2 an u3-tu-da
3. ug3-e u2-szim-gin7 ki in-dar-a-ba
4. en abzu lugal {d}en-ki-ke4
5. {d}en-ki en nam tar-tar-re-de3
6. e2-a-ni ku3 {na4}za-gin3 tesz2-bi ba-ni-in-du3
7. ku3 {na4}za-gin3-bi u4 kar2-kar2-ka
8. esz3-e abzu-a ul im-ma-ni-in-de6
9. suh10 ku3 galam du11-ga abzu-ta e3-a
10. en {d}nu-dim2-mud-e mu-un-na-sug2-sug2-ge-esz
11. e2 ku3-ga i-ni-in-du3 {na4}za-gin3-na i-ni-in-gun3
12. gal-le-esz ku3-sig17-ga szu tag ba-ni-in-du11
13. eridu{ki}-ga e2 gu2-a bi2-in-du3
14. szeg12-bi inim du11-du11 ad gi4-gi4
15. gi-sal-la-bi gu4-gin7 mur im-sza4
16. e2 {d}en-ki-ke4 gu3 nun di-dam
17-18. e2-e lugal-bi-ir ge6-a ar im-ma-ab-de6 du10-bi mu-un-ga2-ga2
19-20. lugal# {d}en-ki-ra sukkal {d}|PAP.SIG7.NUN.ME.EZEN|-de3 mi2 du10-ge-esz im-me
21. e2#-e im-ma-gen gu3 im-ma-de2-e
22. szeg12#-e im-ma-gen gu3 im-ma-ab-szum2-mu
23. e2# ku3 {na4}za-gin3-na ki gar-ra
24. temen#-bi abzu-a se3-ga
25. nun-e abzu-ta mi2 du11-ga
26. {i7}idigna {i7}buranun-na mah ni2 szu ti-a
27. abzu# {d}en-ki-ke4 ul-la bi2-in-tum2-mu
28. {gisz}sag-kul-zu gaba-szu-gar nu-tuku
29. {gisz}si-gar-zu ur-mah ni2 gur3-ru
30. gisz-ur3-zu gu4 an-na suh10 ku3 galam du11-ga
31. {gi}kid-zu za-gin3-na gisz-ur3-sze3 gun3#-a#
32. nir-gam-ma-bi am si gur3#-ru#
33. kan4#-zu ur-mah lu2 szu ti-[a]
34. kun4-zu ug lu2-ra e11#-[de3]
35. abzu ki sikil me-te#-[gal2]
36. e2#-engur-ra lugal-zu# [giri3] im#-[ma-ri-in-gub]
surface b
1. {d}en-ki# lugal abzu-[ke4]
2. temen-bi {na4}gug im#-ma#-da-an-sa2#
3. |KAxLI|-|KAxLI| za#-gin3-na mi2# im#-ma-ri-in-du11
4. e2 {d}en-ki#-ke4# lal3-har#-ra# ku3 kurum7 ak
5. gu4 lugal-bi-ir# us2#-a# sig10#-ga
6. ni2-bi-sze3 mur sza4# tesz2-bi-sze3 ad gi4-gi4
7. e2-engur-ra {d}en-ki-ke4 gi dub-ba-an ku3 la2-am3
8. sza3-zu-ta bara2 mah ki gar-ra
9. za3-du8-zu aszkud2 ku3 an-na
10. abzu ki sikil ki nam tar-ra
11. en gesztu2-ga lugal {d}en-ki-ke4
12. {d}nu-dim2-mud en# eridu{ki}-ga-ke4
13. sza3 szeg9-bar-ra lu2 igi nu-bar-re-dam
14. abgal-zu siki bar-ra bi2-in-du8
15. eridu{ki} {d}en-ki-ke4 ki-ag2-ga2-ni
16. e2-engur-ra sza3 he2#-gal2 sug4-ga
17. abzu zi kalam-ma# ki-ag2 {d}en-ki-ke4#
18. e2 za3-ga du3-a# me galam-ma tum2-ma
19. eridu{ki} gissu-zu# ab-sza3-ga la2-a
20. a-ab-ba zi-ga gaba-szu-gar nu-tuku
21. i7 mah ni2-gal2-la# su kalam-ma zi-zi
22. engur-ra uru2 mah# ki# us2-sa
23. e2 da engur-ra pirig abzu# sza3-ga
24. e2 mah {d}en-ki#-ke4 gesztu2 kalam#-e# szum2#-mu
25. akkil-zu i7# mah zi-ga#-gin7#
26. lugal {d}en-ki-ra mu-un-na#-tuku#-am3#
27. e2 ku3-ga-ni-sze3 du10-bi mu#-[un]-ga2#-ga2#
28. {gisz}za3-mi2 {gisz}al-gar balag sur9-za
29. {gisz}har-har {gisz}sa-bi2-tum {gisz}mi-ri2-tum e2# se3-ga
30. ad du10-ga nundum bur2-e balag-ga2
31. sza3# ni2#-ba-ka ad ha#-ba#-ni-ib-sza4#
32. {gisz#}al#-gar ku3 {d}en#-ki-ke4 ni2-ba mu-un-na-du12
33. [...] 7(disz)#-e# ad he2-em-mi-ib-sza4
34. [du11-ga {d}]en#-ki#-ke4 szu nu-bala-e#-de3
35. [... ki]-bi#-sze3# gal2-la-am3
surface c
1. [sukkal] {d}|PAP.SIG7.NUN.ME.EZEN|#-de3 szeg12-e# gu3# ba#-an#-szum2#
2. [e2]-engur#-ra-ke4# szir3 du10-ge-esz im#-me
3. mu#-un-du3-a-ba mu#-un-du3-a-ba
4. eridu{ki} {d}en-ki-ke4 im-ma-an-il2-la-ba
5. hur-sag galam kad5-dam a-e ba-diri
6. za3#-ga-a#-ni gisz-gi-a ba-an-KU
7. {gisz}kiri6 sig7-ga gurun# il2-la-a-ba
8. muszen-e hasz4-bi mu-un-ga2-ga2
9. suhur-e{ku6} u2-lal3-e e-ne mu-un-na-e3
10-11. esztub-e{ku6} gi-zi di4-di4-la2 kun mu-un-na-su3-e
12. {d}en-ki zi-ga-na ku6 i-zi-esz2 na-zi
13. abzu-e u6-e am3-ma-gub
14. engur-ra hul2-la# mu-ni-ib-de6
15. a-ab-ba-ka ni2# mu-un-da-gal2
16. i7 mah-e# su zi mu-un-da-ri
17-18. {i7}buranun#-na u18-lu sumur mu-un-da-an-zi
19. {gisz}gi-musz-a-ni {d}nirah-a-ni
20. {gisz}gisal#-a-ni gi tur-tur-a-ni
21. {d}en#-ki u5-a-ni mu he2-gal2 sug4-ga
22. {gisz}ma2# ni2-bi nam-du8 esz2 ni2-bi nam-dab5
23. e2 eridu{ki}-ga-ke4 im-ma-kar-ra
24-25. i7-de3 lugal-bi-ir ad im-mi-ib-gi4-gi4
26. gu3-bi gu3 amar-ra gu3 ab2 du10-ga-ke4
27-28. {d}en-ki-ke4 gu4 im-ma-ab#-gaz-e# udu im-ma-ab-szar2-re
29. {kusz}a2-la2 nu-gal2-la ki-bi-sze3 sa2 im-du11
30-31. ub3 zabar nu-gal2-la ki#-bi-sze3 im-mi-in#-e3#
32. nibru{ki}-sze3 giri3-ni dili mu-un-gub#
33-34. gi-gun4-na esz3-e nibru{ki}-a im-ma-da#-[an]-ku4#-ku4#
35. {d}en-ki-ke4 kasz-kasz-e ba-te kurun2-kurun2-e ba-te
36. kurun2 zi zabar-ra ba-ni-in-de2
surface d
1. {kasz#}uluszin# dili-am3 ba#-ni#-in#-sur
2. {dug#}ku-kur-ru2 kasz du10-du10-ga duh-bi bi2-in-sa2-sa2
3. ka-bi lal3 zu2-lum-ma ni2 er9 ba-ni-in-ak
4. duh-bi nig2 lal3-lal3 dili-a sed-sze3 bi2-in-du8
5. {d}en-ki-ke4# esz3-e nibru{ki}-am3
6. a-a-ni {d}en-lil2-ra ninda mu-un-gu7-e
7. an ki mah-a im-ma-an-tusz
8. an-ra {d}en-lil2 im-ma-ni-in-us2
9. {d}nin-tu za3 gal-la im-mi-in-tusz
10-11. {d}a-nun-na ki-us2-ki-us2-bi szi-im-mi-in-dur2-ru-ne-esz
  erasure between second us2 and bi: szi-im-mi
12. lu2-e-ne kasz-e na8-na8-e kurun nig2 du10-ge-ne
13. {zabar}aga im-gur4-gur4-re-e-ne
14. zabar-e {d}urasz-e a-da-min3 mu-un-e3-de3
15. ti-lim-da ma2-gur8 ku3 im-ba-ba-re-e-ne
16. kasz ba-du11 kurun2-bi du10-ga-ta
17. e2-ta giri3-bi-a ba-ra-gar#-ra-ta#
18. {d}en-lil2 nibru{ki}-a hul2-la mu#-ni#-[ib-de6]
19. {d}en-lil2-le {d}a-nun-na-ke4-ne gu3 mu-na#-[de2-e]
20. dingir gal-gal#-la i3-sug2-ge-za-[na]
21. {d}a-nun-na ub-szu-ukken-na-ka# si mi-ni-ib-si-sa2-e-en#-[za-na]
22. dumu#-gu10 e2 mu-un-du3 lugal {d}en-ki#-[ke4]
23. [eridu]{ki#} hur#-sag-gin7 ki-ta ba-ra-ri#
24. [ki du10]-ga#-am3 e2 im-ma-an-du3
25. [eridu]{ki#} ki sikil lu2 nu-ku4-ku4-da
26. e2# ku3-ga du3-a za-gin3-na gun3-a
27. e2# tigi 7(disz)-e si sa2-e nam-szub szum2-ma
28. szir3# ku3 tesz2 e2 ki al-du10-ga
29. esz3 abzu nam du10 {d}en-ki-ke4 me galam-ma tum2-ma
30. eridu#{ki} e2 ku3-ga du3-a-ba
31. [a-a] {d}en-ki za3-mi2

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  • Artifact type: Prism
  • Material: Clay
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  • Genre(s): Literary (ETCSL 1.01.04 Enki’s Journey to Nippur ('Decad no. 07') (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: OECT 1, pl. 01-04 W.-B. 161

    [Langdon1923OECT1] Langdon, Stephen H. 1923. The H. Weld-Blundell Collection in the Ashmolean Museum. I: Sumerian and Semitic Religious and Historical Texts. Oxford Editions of Cuneiform Texts, Vol. 1. London: Oxford University Press.

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  • Museum No.: Ashm 1922-0161
  • Accession No.: W-B 161

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-15 at 20:38:30 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune 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
2017-09-22 at 08:07:03 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2016-01-03 at 10:20:25 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2016-01-03 at 10:02:13 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2014-02-28 at 09:07:25 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2012-11-01 at 10:26:45 Wagensonner, Klaus Atf Wagensonner, Klaus CDLI approved View
2007-04-02 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Dahl, Jacob L.; Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View

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

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000335 (Enki's Journey to Nippur) composite (P469517) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000335, Ex. 024 Artifact Entry.” (2007) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P368427.
CDLI Literary 000335, ex. 024 artifact entry (No. P368427). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P368427 (Original work published 2007)
CDLI Literary 000335, ex. 024 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P368427 (Accessed: April 21, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000335, ex. 024 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P368427},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P368427},
}

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