RIME composite (P448291)

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

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Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC)


Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

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Official or display (composite votive inscription)






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1. {d}en-lil2
 en: For Enlil,
2. an-ki-sze3 lugal-am3
 en: king to all the heaven and the earth,
3. asz-ni dingir-ra-am3
 en: who singularly is god,
4. {d}nu-nam-nir
 en: (namely) Nunamnir,
5. kur-za3 til-la-sze3
 en: who up to the limits of the bordering lands
6. [x x] en zi-bi-im
 en: is their ... rightful lord,
7. [...] zi-sze3
 en: and to the rightful ...
8. [...]-e
  n lines broken
9'. u4 dumu nibru{ki}
 en: when the citizens of Nippur
10'. kaskal-ta
 en: from militry service
11'. ba-ra-an-zi
 en: he relieved,
12'. e2 {d}en-lil2
 en: the temples of Enlil,
13'. {d}nin-lil2
 en: Ninlil,
14'. u3 {d}nin-urta-ke4
 en: and Ninurta
15'. ba-ra-an-gar
 en: he set aside (from obligations),
16'. ki-en-gi ki-[uri]
 en: Sumer and Akkad
17'. za3-u-bi
 en: (from) their tithes
18'. mu-[un-du8]
 en: he released,
19'. [su kalam-ma]
 en: and the condition of the nation
20'. [mu-un-du10-ga]
 en: he (thereby) improved.
  n lines broken
21'. x [...]
22'. [...]
23'. [...]
24'. x [...]
25'. x [...]
26'. x [...]
  n lines broken
27'. [u4 dumu nibru{ki}]
 en: When the citizens of Nippur
28'. kaskal-[ta ba-ra-an-zi]
 en: from military service he relieved,
29'. e2 [{d}en-lil2]
 en: and the temples of Enlil,
30'. {d}nin-[lil2]
 en: Ninlil,
31'. u3 {d}nin-urta
 en: and Ninurta
32'. ba-ra-an-[gar]
 en: he set aside (from obligations),
33'. {d}isz-me-{d}da-gan#
 en: Išme-Dagan,
34'. dumu {d}da-gan-[na-(ke4)]
 en: son of the god Dagan,
35'. gu2-un-[bi]
 en: from their tribute
36'. ba-an-[du8]
 en: he released them,
37'. ki-en-gi ki-[uri]
 en: Sumer and Akkad
38'. za3-u-bi mu-un-[du8]
 en: (from) their tithes he released,
39'. su kalam-[ma]
 en: and the condition of the nation
40'. mu-un-du10-ga
 en: he (thereby) improved.
41'. u4-ba du8-mah
 en: At that time, a great (copper) cauldron(?)
  n lines broken
42'. x-gin7
 en: like ...
43'. za3-bi-sze3
 en: to their outermost reaches
44'. mu-mu ga2-ga2-de3
 en: to establish my name,
45'. {[d]}en-ki-ke4
 en: the god Enki -
46'. gesztu2 dagal
 en: that broad wisdom
47'. nig2-nam bur3-bur3-de3
 en: might penetrate everything,
48'. me ug3-e szum2-mu
 en: he the giver of the divine attributes to the people,
49'. {d}a-nun-na
 en: and the Anuna gods,
50'. en nam tar-re-gin7
 en: as the lords who determine destiny,
51'. nig2-nam-e sa di
 en: the accomplishers(!) of everything,
52'. nitadam-a-ne2
 en: his spouse (Ninlil)
53'. kur gal {d}en-lil2-la2
 en: Great Mountain Enlil
54'. al im-ma-an-ni-in-du11
 en: he (Enki) had her ask him for it.
  n lines broken
55'. [...]-a-ni
 en: his ...
56'. [...]-me-en
 en: ... am I.
57'. [{d}isz-me]-{d}da-gan
 en: Išme-Dagan, who am
58'. [lugal] kal-ga
 en: the strong king,
59'. [lugal i3-si]-in{ki}-na
 en: the king of Isin
60'. [lugal ki]-en-gi [ki-uri]-me-en
 en: and king of Sumer and Akkad,
61'. [...] mu-na-dim2
 en: I fashioned the cauldron(?) for him/her,
62'. [nam-ti]-mu-sze3
 en: and for my life
63'. [a] mu-na-ru
 en: I dedicated it to him/her.
64'. [u4 da-ri2]-sze3
 en: To distant days
65'. [u4-da] egir-bi-sze3
 en: for today and afterward,
66'. [an]-ki szu2-a
 en: in all of heaven and earth
67'. [u4] su3-ra2-se3
 en: unto distant (future) times
68'. x-zi x-da ul-x-[...]
 en: ...
69'. lugal {d}en-lil2-le e2-[kur-ta]
 en: A king whom Enlil from within (his) Ekur temple
70'. gu3 zi de2-a-[me-en]
 en: truly called am I.
  rest broken

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    composite text

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    composite text

  • primary: RIME 4, 01.04.06 composite

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

  • history: PBS 05, 066Edzard ZZB pp.81f.Karki SKFZ pp.7-9Kraus Edikt pp.197f.= Ishme-Dagan 6,

    [sec112461] N.d.

  • Composite No.: Q001950
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2013-02-11 at 13:14:14 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2013-02-11 at 13:13:06 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 (P268989) Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC) Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

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Cite this Artifact
“RIME Composite Artifact Entry.” 2013. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). January 20, 2013. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448291.
RIME composite artifact entry (No. P448291). (2013, January 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448291
RIME composite artifact entry (2013) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448291 (Accessed: April 14, 2024).
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-14]},
	year = {2013},
	month = {jan 20},
	title = {RIME composite artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448291},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448291},

DA  - 2013/1/20/
PY  - 2013
ID  - P448291
LB  - CDLI:P448291
M1  - 2024/4/14/
TI  - RIME composite artifact entry
UR  - https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448291
ER  - 
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