RIME composite (P465395)

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}nin-lil2 erisz mah
 en: For Ninlil, the exalted queen,
2. {d}a-nun-ke4-ne pa e3
 en: most resplendant of of the Anuna gods,
3. [x x x] an-ki-a
 en: ... in heaven and earth
4. [...] x-gin7
 en: like ...
5. [...] x
 en: ...
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6'. [x x?] [...]
 en: ...
7'. [x] ki x [...]
 en: ...
8'. bara2 bara2-bi [...]
 en: their daises ...
9'. nam-lugal-sze3 (x) x [...]
 en: for kingship ...
10'. men gidri szum2-ma-am3
 en: he the one given the crown and scepter,
11'. ama gal {d}a-nun-na-ke4-ne
 en: for the great mother of the Anuna gods,
12'. nin ki-ur3-ra [x (x)]-x
 en: the mistress of the Ki'ur ...,
13'. e2-kur esz3 mah-[a]
 en: the exalted shrine Ekur's
14'. me-bi bar tam-e-de3
 en: divine attributes to select,
15'. esz3 nibru{ki} dur-an-ki-ka
 en: the Nippur shrine Duranki's
16'. szu-luh-bi sikil-e-de3
 en: ritual lustrations to cleanse,
17'. garza szu-ta [szub-ba-be2]
 en: to make the divine rites that had fallen away
18'. dalla mah e3-de3
 en: reappear magnificently,
19'. nibru{ki} masz2 sag [kalam-ma]
 en: and Nippur, the bellwether of the nation,
20'. ki-be2 gi4-gi4-de3
 en: to restore to its previous state,
21'. ur-{d}nin-urta-ke4
 en: it was Ur-Ninurta,
22'. e2-kur-sze3 gub-ba-am3
 en: the one serving the Ekur,
23'. {d}en-lil2 lugal kur-kur-ra-ke4
 en: upon whom Enlil, the king of all the lands,
24'. ug3 dagal szar2-ra-da
 en: out over the broad population
25'. igi mi-ni-in-il2
 en: did lift his eye
26'. zi-de3-esz bi-in-pa3
 en: and did rightly choose.
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27'. an {d}en-lil2 {d}nin-lil2 x
 en: (for) An, Enlil, (and) Ninlil
28'. nig2-hul im-ta-bu-ur2
 en: I removed evil,
29'. e2-kur za-gin3 iri x ki bad#? im#?
 en: and (in) the shining Ekur temple in the city ...
30'. [x] mu-ne-su8
 en: I set them up for them.
31'. {uruda}alam me-dim2-bi
 en: (Further,) copper figures whose bodily features
32'. musz3-me-ga2 se3-ga
 en: were made to resemble me,
33'. masz kadra-ka
 en: with an offering kid,
34'. im-tur-tur-re
 en: were made in miniature(?),
35'. nam-szita-mu-sze3 gub-ba
 en: and, set up for (the delivering of) my prayers,
36'. kisal mah ga2-gesz-szu2-a-ka
 en: as the main courtyard of the Gagiššua's
37'. me-te-bi mu-na-dim2
 en: ornament, I fashioned for her (Ninlil),
38'. nam-ti-la-mu-sze3
 en: and for my life
39'. a mu-na-ru
 en: I dedicated them to her.
40'. lu2 a2 nig2-hul-dim2-ma
 en: A person who an order of wickedness
41'. ib2-szi-ag2-ge26-a
 en: shall issue against it,
42'. nig2 dim2-ma-mu
 en: and my creation
43'. [ib2-zi-re-a]
 en: shall efface,
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44'. [x]-du11 mah {d}en-lil2-la2-ke4
 en: by the exalted command of Enlil
45'. x x x mu pa3-da-ne2
 en: ... may his revealed name
46'. [e2]-kur-ta inim he2-mi-ib2-gi4-gi4
 en: be revoked from within the Ekur.
47'. {d}nin-urta ur-sag kal-ga {d}en-lil2-la2
 en: May Ninurta, the mighty warrior of Enlil,
48'. maszkim <nu>-ku5-ru-bi he2-a
 en: be the inseparable bailiff for this
49'. u4 da-ri2-sze3
 en: for an eternity of days!

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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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    composite text

  • primary: RIME 4, .01.06.02 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.: Q001972
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2016-10-11 at 08:33:22 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2014-06-23 at 07:37:50 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2014-06-18 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“RIME Composite Artifact Entry.” 2014. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 18, 2014. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P465395.
RIME composite artifact entry (No. P465395). (2014, June 18). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P465395
RIME composite artifact entry (2014) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P465395 (Accessed: June 16, 2024).
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-16]},
	year = {2014},
	month = {jun 18},
	title = {RIME composite artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P465395},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P465395},

DA  - 2014/6/18/
PY  - 2014
ID  - P465395
LB  - CDLI:P465395
M1  - 2024/6/16/
TI  - RIME composite artifact entry
UR  - https://cdli.ucla.edu/P465395
ER  - 
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