RIME composite (P448442)

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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1. {d}nin-si4-an-na
 en: For Ninsiana,
2. dingir an sikil-ta giszgal-bi im-zalag
 en: goddess whose (astral) station shines forth from pure heaven,
3. gesz-nu11-bi pa e3
 en: whose light appears resplendently,
4. an-ta-gal2 unu7-gal-e si-a
 en: exalted one who fills the great dining hall,
5. ka ba-a-ni sze-ga
 en: whose speech is favorable,
6. nir-gal2 ukken-ta he2-am3-bi dugud-da
 en: authoritative one, whose Amen in the assembly is weighty,
7. igi-sze3 du dingir gal-e-ne
 en: who goes at the fore of the great gods,
8. mes sag me galam-ma szu du7
 en: foremost heroine who makes perfect the artful divine powers,
9. umusz galga szu zi an-na gar
 en: who establishes discernment and understanding in heaven,
10. di-ku5 na-de5 mah
 en: exalted judge and councelor
11. nig2-zi nig2-lul-la szid-da
 en: who reckons what is true and what is false,
12. dingir arhusz su3 lu2 ni2 te-ge26-na
 en: goddess full of compassion, who for the person who fears her
13. {d}lamma silim-ma ki-ti bar ku3
 en: a protective genie of well-being, a guardian angel with a holy exterior,
14. u4 nam-ti-la mah-a
 en: and a tremendously long life
15. bi2-ib2-gar-re-a#
 en: she will bring about for that one,
16. lugal-mu-ur2#
 en: my 'master',
17. {d}ri#-im-{d}suen#
 en: I, Rīm-Sîn,
18. nita kal-ga
 en: the mighty man,
19. nidba-bi mah-a
 en: whose meal offerings are great
20. esz3-e nibru{ki}-sze3
 en: for the shrine Nippur,
21. me gesz-hur szu du7 eridu{ki}-ga
 en: who makes perfect the divine powers and plans of Eridu,
22. u2-a zi uri5{ki}-ma
 en: the provider of Ur,
23. e2-babbar-da ni2 te-ge26
 en: one who shows fear of the Ebabbar temple,
24. lugal larsa{ki}-ma
 en: the king of Larsa,
25. unu{ki} i3-si-in{ki}
 en: Uruk, and Isin,
26. lugal ki-en-gi ki-uri-me-en
 en: king of Sumer and Akkad -
27. u4 {d}nin-si4-an-na
 en: when Ninsiana
28. gu2-erim2-gal2-la-mu
 en: my enemies
29. szu-mu-sze3 bi2-in-si-a
 en: put fully into my hand,
30. nam-bi-sze3
 en: because of this
31. {d}nin-si4-an-na lugal-mu-ur2#
 en: for Ninsiana my 'master'
32. nam-ga-me-esz3-ak-da-mu-ne#
 en: as I had established colleagueship (with her),
33. e2-esz-bar-zi-da
 en: the Temple of True (Oracular) Decisions,
34. nam-dingir-bi-sze3 tum2-ma
 en: as befits her divinity,
35. ki-tusz sza3 du10-ga-na
 en: the residence that gladdens her heart,
36. ki sikil-la hu-mu-du3
 en: on a pure place I built.
37. {gesz}ka2-na#
 en: On the door jambs
38. gan-du7 e2-e-ke4
 en: and architraves of the temple,
39. u4 su3-ra2-sze3
 en: for the distant future,
40. mu-mu he2-em-mi-sar
 en: I inscribed my name.

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Consult sign list of Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC)
Consult word list of Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC)

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  • primary: RIME 4, 02.14.18 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.: Q002153
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2013-04-19 at 14:39:38 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):

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RIME, ex. 01-02 (P431820) 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/P448442.
RIME composite artifact entry (No. P448442). (2013, January 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448442
RIME composite artifact entry (2013) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448442 (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/P448442},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448442},

DA  - 2013/1/20/
PY  - 2013
ID  - P448442
LB  - CDLI:P448442
M1  - 2024/4/14/
TI  - RIME composite artifact entry
UR  - https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448442
ER  - 
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