RIME composite (P448460)

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

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Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC)


Larsa (mod. Tell as-Senkereh)

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Official or display (composite votive inscription)






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1. {d}inanna
 en: For Inanna,
2. dingir ib2-ba gu2-en-na sag il2
 en: the angry goddess, with head held high in the throne room,
3. an-ta-gal2 kur-kur-ra dalla
 en: exalted one, brightest in all the lands,
4. musz3-me-bi i-szi si
 en: whose face is full of radiance,
5. dingir zi sza3 gur-ru-bi du10-ga
 en: steadfast goddess whose proud heart is good,
6. arhusz su13 la-ra-ah nig2-gig-ga
 en: she of far-reaching compassion who those in straights and sickness
7. szu dab5-be2 gal-zu-a-asz
 en: she knows well how to take in hand,
8. nin-mu-ra
 en: my lady -
9. nam-ti
 en: for the life
10. {d}ri-im-{d}suen
 en: of Rīm-Sîn,
11. lugal larsa{ki}-ma-sze3
 en: king of Larsa,
12. u3 li-ri-isz-ga-am-lum dumu-munus-a-ni
 en: and of Lirīš-gamlum his daughter,
13. {d}ri-im-{d}suen-{d}sza-la-ba-asz-ta-szu
 en: I, Rīm-Sîn-Šala-bāštašu,
14. dam ki-ag2 {d}ri-im-{d}suen
 en: beloved wife of Rīm-Sîn,
15. dumu-munus {d}suen-ma-gir-ke4
 en: daughter of Sîn-māgir,
16. munus sun5-na
 en: the humble woman,
17. me-te nam-lugal-sze3 tum2-ma-me*-en
 en: ornament worthy of kingship -
18. u4 nin-mu mu nam-sa6-ga
 en: when my lady by a beautiful name
19. gu3 zi-de3-esz ma-an-de2-<a>
 en: truly called me,
20. nam-bi-sze3 {d}inanna-ra
 en: for this, to Inanna,
21. inim sa6-sa6-ge-da-mu-ne
 en: as I made fine words (of prayer),
22. dug {na4}_u2-szu3_
 en: a vessel of diorite stone
23. a sikil-la szu tag-ga-sze3 tum2-ma
 en: suitable for pure touching-water -
24. nig2 u4-bi-ta nin! igi-du-mu-ne
 en: something which previously no queen who came before me
25. ba-ra-an-dim2-ma-a
 en: had ever fashioned -
26. u3-mu-dim2
 en: when I had fashioned it,
27. ka2 ku3 kisal-mah e2-me-ur4-ur4
 en: at the sacred gate of the main courtyard of the Emeurur temple
28. ki u6-di kalam-ma-ka
 en: a place of marvel of the nation
29. ul-sze3 mu-ni-gub
 en: I happily set it up .
30. szu lu2 hul hesz5{esz2}-ta
 en: In order from evil-doers and violent men
31. li-ri-isz-ga-am-lum kar-re-de3
 en: to keep Lirīš-gamlum away,
32. a2-sag3 asz-bur2 su-a-na gal2-la
 en: and the asakku or ašbur diseases that may be in her body
33. ni2 nu-zu-ur2 szum2-mu-de3
 en: to give over (instead) to that which knows not fear,
34. sza3-hal igi-ni-a zi-zi-i-de3
 en: to remove the šahal from within her eye,
35. zi-ne2 uri3 ak-de3
 en: and to act as guardian for her life,
36. nam-ti li-ri-isz-ga-am-lum dumu-munus-mu
 en: for the life of Lirīš-gamlum my daughter
37. u3 nam-ti-mu-sze3
 en: and for my own life,
38. geme2 ni2-tuku-ni-me-en
 en: I, the servant who has fear of her (Inanna),
39. a mu-na-ru
 en: dedicated it (this object) to her.
40. u4-me-da u4-da egir-bi-sze3
 en: For ever after today,
41. lu2 kin ak-a-mu ib2-zi-ir-re-a
 en: a person who may efface the work I have made,
42. ki-gub-ba-bi ib2-da-ab-kur2-ru-a
 en: who shall remove it from its standing place
43. ki kur2-ra bi2-ib2-gub-bu-a
 en: and stand it up in another place,
44. mu-sar-ra-ba szu bi2-ib2-ur3-a
 en: who shall erase its inscription
45. mu-ni bi2-ib2-sar-re-a
 en: and inscribe his own name upon it,
46. asz2-bala-ba-ke4-esz
 en: or because of this curse
47. lu2-kur2 szu ba-an-zi-zi-i-a
 en: shall incite a stranger to it,
48. lu2-ba {d}inanna nin kur-kur-ra-ke4
 en: upon that person may Inanna, queen of all the lands,
49. sza3 ib2-ba lipisz bal-a-ne2
 en: with her angry heart and fury
50. asz2 gig-ga he2-en-e
 en: wreak upon him a grievous curse.

Consult previous versions and their differences
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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    composite text

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    composite text

  • primary: RIME 4, 02.14.23 composite

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

  • history: Kärki, SKFZ 089-091,

    [sec112536] N.d.

  • history: SAKAZ 1, 165-167,

    [sec112537] N.d.

  • history: LAPO 3 = IRSA, IVB14e

    [Sollberger1971IRSA] Sollberger, Edmond, and Jean-Robert Kupper. 1971. Inscriptions Royales Sumériennes et Akkadiennes. Liiératures Anciennes Du Proche-Orient 3. Paris: Les Éditions du CERF.

  • history: YOS 9, 31

    [Stephens1937YOS9] Stephens, Ferris J. 1937. Votive and Historical Texts from Babylonia and Assyria. Yale Oriental Series, Babylonian Texts, Vol. 9. New Haven: Yale University Press.

  • Composite No.: Q002165
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2014-01-01 at 12:27:36 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2013-04-21 at 12:51:32 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 (P286396) Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC) Larsa (mod. Tell as-Senkereh)

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Cite this Artifact
“RIME Composite Artifact Entry.” 2013. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). January 20, 2013. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448460.
RIME composite artifact entry (No. P448460). (2013, January 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448460
RIME composite artifact entry (2013) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448460 (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/P448460},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448460},

DA  - 2013/1/20/
PY  - 2013
ID  - P448460
LB  - CDLI:P448460
M1  - 2024/4/15/
TI  - RIME composite artifact entry
UR  - https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448460
ER  - 
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