RIME composite (P448279)

Official or display artifact excavated in Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar), dated to the Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC) period

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Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC)


Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

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Official or display (composite votive inscription)






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1. {d}nanna
 en: For Nanna,
2. nir-gal2 an-ki-a
 en: sovereign in heaven and earth,
3. dumu nun zi
 en: righteous princely son
4. {d}en-lil2-la2
 en: of Enlil,
5. en asza-ni an-ki-sze3
 en: lord who alone over heaven and earth
6. dingir-re-ne-er za3 dib2-ba
 en: surpasses all gods,
7. lugal-a-ni-ir
 en: his master,
8. {d}szu-i3-li-szu
 en: Šu-ilišu,
9. dingir kalam-ma-na
 en: god of his country,
10. lugal kal-ga
 en: strong king,
11. lugal uri5{ki}-ma
 en: king of Ur,
12. ki-ag2 an
 en: beloved by An,
13. {d}en-lil
 en: Enlil
14. u3 {d}nanna-ke4
 en: and Nanna,
15. {d}szu-nir gal
 en: a great divine standard,
16. gesz buru14-a tum4-ma
 en: a tree fit for harvest,
17. u6 di-de3 he2-du7
 en: an ornament to marvel at,
18. ku3-sig17
 en: with gold,
19. ku3 za-gin3-na gun3-a
 en: silver, and lapis lazuli made colorful,
20. munus ul-la2 sig7-ga
 en: a woman(?) green with flower buds(?),
21. alan ku3-babbar
 en: a silver figure
22. x x gi x x x
 en: ...
  n lines broken
23'. u4 [...]
 en: ...
24'. mu [...]
 en: ...
25'. uri5{ki?} [...]
 en: ...
26'. x-[...]
 en: ...
27'. za3 an-sza-an{ki}-na-sze3 sag2 du11-ga
 en: (the people) which had been scattered to the border of Anšan,
28'. ki-tusz-ba gi-na-a
 en: having secured them in their dwelling places,
29'. mu-na-dim2
 en: he fashioned it for him,
30'. nam-ti-la-ni-sze3
 en: and for his life
31'. a mu-na-ru
 en: he dedicated it to him.
32'. lu2 a2 nig2-hul-dim2-ma
 en: A person who an act of evil
33'. [...] ib2-szi-ag2-ge26-a
 en: shall order against it,
34'. mu sar-ra-ba
 en: or its inscription
35'. szu bi2-ib2-ur3-a
 en: shall erase
36'. mu-ni bi2-ib2-sar-re-a
 en: and write his own name upon it,
37'. x [...]
 en: ...
38'. x [...]
 en: ...
  n lines broken
39'. PA NI [...]-da-ab [...]
 en: ...
40'. {gesz}gu-za-na
 en: may his throne's
41'. suhusz-bi na-an-na-ge-en
 en: foundation not be kept secure for him,
42'. sahar-ra ha-ab-da-tusz
 en: and may it sit in the dust.
43'. bara2-ga-na |SIG4.ZI|-bi a-nir ha-ab-da-gi4-gi4
 en: May laments echo off the walls of his cult daises.
44'. tur3-ra-ni he2-[...]
 en: May his cattle pens ...,
45'. amasz-a-ni he2-x-[...]
 en: and may his sheepfolds ...
46'. {d}en-ki-ke4
 en: After Enki
47'. he2-gal an-ki-ka
 en: (the water), the abundance of heaven and earth
48'. inim a-ba-an-da-an-gi4
 en: has revoked,
49'. i7-mah a-{ku6}esztub de6-a-na
 en: his Imah canal that brought the early flooding
50'. sahar ha-an-da-si-si
 en: may he fill with silt.
51'. ma-x-[...]
 en: ...
52'. AN [...]
 en: ...
53'. x [...]
 en: ...
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54'. x x x [...]
 en: ...
55'. u4 da-ri2-sze3 x
 en: ... forever.
56'. {d}szu-nir-ba
 en: This divine standard:
57'. {d}nun-bi bar an-ki
 en: 'Its divine prince is the ... of heaven and earth'
58'. mu-bi
 en: is its name.
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    composite text

  • primary: RIME 4, 01.02.02 composite

    [Frayne1990RIME4] Frayne, Douglas R. 1990. Old Baylonian Period (2003-1595 BC). Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia Early Periods 4. University of Toronto Press.

  • Composite No.: Q001935
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2019-10-18 at 17:15:09 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
2013-01-31 at 13:16:03 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2013-01-20 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Foxvog, Daniel A.; Frayne, Douglas R. 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 (P225590) Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC) Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

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Cite this Artifact
“RIME Composite Artifact Entry.” 2013. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). January 20, 2013. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448279.
RIME composite artifact entry (No. P448279). (2013, January 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448279
RIME composite artifact entry (2013) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448279 (Accessed: April 15, 2024).
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-15]},
	year = {2013},
	month = {jan 20},
	title = {RIME composite artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448279},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448279},

DA  - 2013/1/20/
PY  - 2013
ID  - P448279
LB  - CDLI:P448279
M1  - 2024/4/15/
TI  - RIME composite artifact entry
UR  - https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448279
ER  - 
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