RIME composite (P431134)

Official or display artifact excavated in Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar), dated to the ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340 BC) period

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ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340 BC)


Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

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Official or display (composite)






object composite text
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1. {d}en-lil2
 en: For Enlil
2. e2-ad-da-ka-ra
 en: of the House of the Father (temple),
3. en-mete-na
 en: Enmetena,
4. ensi2
 en: ruler
5. lagasz{ki}
 en: of Lagaš,
6. sza3 pa3-da
 en: chosen by the heart
7. {d}nansze
 en: of Nanše,
8. ensi2 gal
 en: chief ruler
9. {d}nin-gir2-su2-ka
 en: of Ningirsu,
10. dumu en-an-na-tum2
 en: son of Enanatum,
11. ensi2
 en: ruler
12. lagasz{ki}-ka
 en: of Lagaš,
13. dumu-KA
 en: descendant
14. ur-{d}nansze
 en: of Ur-Nanše,
15. lugal
 en: king
16. lagasz{ki}-ka-ke4
 en: of Lagaš,
17. {d}nin-gir2-su2-ra
 en: for Ningirsu
18. esz3 dug-ru
 en: the shrine Dugru
19. mu-na-du3
 en: he built,
20. a-husz
 en: and the Aḫuš,
21. e2 igi zi bar-ra
 en: the temple that he (Ningirsu) views with a steadfast eye,
22. mu-na-du3
 en: he built.
23. {d}lugal-uru11{ki}-ra
 en: For lugalurub
24. e2-gal uru11{ki}-ka-ni
 en: his palace of Urub
25. mu-na-du3
 en: he built.
26. {d}nansze
 en: For Nanše
27. e2-engur-ra zu2-lum-ma
 en: the E’engura of (the field) Zulum
28. mu-na-du3
 en: he built.
29. {d}en-ki
 en: For Enki,
30. lugal eridu{ki}-ra
 en: the king of Eridu,
31. abzu pa5-sir2-ra
 en: the Abzu of Pasira
32. mu-na-du3
 en: he built.
33. {d}nin-hur-sag-ra
 en: For Ninḫursaga
34. gi-gu3-na
 en: the temple terrace
35. tir ku3-ga
 en: of the sacred grove
36. mu-na-du3
 en: he built.
37. {d}nin-gir2-su2-ra
 en: For Ningirsu
38. an-ta-sur-ra
 en: the Antasura
39. mu-na-du3
 en: he built,
40. sza3-pa3-da
 en: and the Chosen by the Heart (temple)
41. mu-na-du3
 en: he built.
42. e2 {d}ga2-tum3-du10
 en: The temple of Gatumdu
43. mu-du3
 en: he built.
44. {d}nansze
 en: For Nanše
45. gi-gu3-na mah-ni
 en: her great temple terrace
46. mu-na-du3
 en: he built,
47. e2-ni ki-be2 mu-na-gi4
 en: and her temple he restored.
48. {d}en-lil2-la
 en: For Enlil
49. e2-ad-da im-sag-ga2
 en: the House of the Father (temple) of Imsag
50. mu-na-du3
 en: he built.
51. u4-ba en-mete-na-ke4
 en: At that time, Enmetena
52. alan-na-ni
 en: (this) stone figure of himself
53. mu-tu
 en: he created,
54. en-mete-na {d}en-lil2-le ki-ag2
 en: and Enmetena the One Loved by Enlil
55. mu mu-ni-sa4
 en: he named it.
56. {d}en-lil2-la
 en: To Enlil
57. e2-a
 en: into the temple
58. mu-na-ni-kux(DU)
 en: he had it brought.
59. en-mete-na
 en: Enmetena,
60. lu2 e2-ad-da du3-a
 en: the man who built the House of the Father --
61. dingir-ra-ni
 en: may his (personal) god
62. {d}szul-|MUSZxPA|
 en: Šul-MUŠxPA
63. nam-ti
 en: for the life
64. en-mete-na-ka-sze3
 en: of Enmetena
65. u4 ul-la-sze3
 en: unto distant days
66. {d}en-lil2-la
 en: to Enlil
67. kiri3 szu he2-na-gal2
 en: make obeisances!
68. 2(bur'u@c) 5(bur3@c) GAN2 en-an-na-tum2 sur {d}nansze e-ta-e11
 en: 25 bur of the field Drained(?) by Enanatum (in) the Ditch of Nanše,
69. 1(bur'u@c) 1(bur3@c) GAN2 ni2-zuh szubx(|ZI&ZI.SZE3|)
 en: 11 bur of the field Thief of Rushes,
70. GAN2 ambar NINA{ki}-ka
 en: fields in the Marsh of Nigin
71. pa5 ku3-ge us2-sa
 en: bordering on the Holy Canal,
72. 1(szar2@c) GAN2 {d}en-lil2
 en: and 60 bur of fields (already belonging to) Enlil,
73. GAN2 gu2-edin-na-ka
 en: fields of the Gu’edena,
74. en-mete-na
 en: Enmetena,
75. ensi2
 en: ruler
76. lagasz{ki}-ke4
 en: of Lagaš,
77. {d}en-lil2
 en: for Enlil
78. e2-ad-da-ka-ra
 en: of the House of the Father,
79. gir2 e-na-du3
 en: built (the needed) paths(?).

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340 BC)
Consult word list of ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340 BC)

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    composite text

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    composite text

  • primary: RIME 1, 09.05.17 composite

    [Frayne2008RIME1] Frayne, Douglas R. 2008. Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia Early Periods 1. University of Toronto Press.

  • history: MC 14, 176-179

    [Marchesi2011MC14] Marchesi, Gianni. 2011. Royal Statuary of Early Dynastic Mesopotamia. Edited by Gianni Marchesi and Nicolò Marchetti. Mesopotamian Civilizations 14. Eisenbrauns.

  • history: CIRPL, Ent 01

    [Sollberger1956CIRPL] Sollberger, Edmond. 1956. Corpus Des Inscriptions “Royales” Présargoniques de Lagash. Geneva.

  • history: FAOS 5/1, Ent 01

    [Steible1982FAOS5/1] Steible, Horst. 1982. Die Altsumerischen Bau- Und Weihinschriften. Freiburger Altorientalische Studien 5/1.

  • Composite No.: Q001091
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-01 at 20:47:06 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Novotny, Jamie Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2014-11-19 at 16:15:37 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2014-01-01 at 12:27:36 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2012-09-17 at 11:42:28 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2012-07-09 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View

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This artifact is a composite text. View the score of RIME composite. See below for a list of its witness(es):

Witness Period Provenience
RIME, ex. 01 (P222506) ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340 BC) Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

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Cite this Artifact
“RIME Composite Artifact Entry.” (2012) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P431134.
RIME composite artifact entry (No. P431134). (2023, June 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P431134 (Original work published 2012)
RIME composite artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P431134 (Accessed: June 21, 2024).
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-21]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 1},
	title = {RIME composite artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P431134},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P431134},

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PY  - 2023
ID  - P431134
LB  - CDLI:P431134
M1  - 2024/6/21/
TI  - RIME composite artifact entry
UR  - https://cdli.ucla.edu/P431134
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