CDLI Literary 000573 (Letter from Ur-saga to a King) composite (P473736)

Literary letter and letter-prayer artifact dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period

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Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

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Literary > Literary letter and letter-prayer (ETCSL 3.03.01 Letter from Ur-saga to a King (composite))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

95.0 mm × 63.0 mm × 28.0 mm

Composite

object composite text
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1. lugal gu4 igi gun3 sun4 {na4}za-gin3 la2-mu-ur2
 en: To my lord, the bull with sparkling eyes, a beard of lapis-lazuli sporting,
  Akkadian gloss: a-na szar-ri sza ki al-pi szi-it-ha-ri qi2-bi-ma
2. u3-na-a-du11
 en: speak!
3. alan ku3-sig17 u4 du10-ga tu-da
 en: To my golden statue on a favorable day born,
  Akkadian gloss: s,a-lamx(LUM) hu-ra-s,i i-nu-mi t,a-bu
4. ab2-za-za amasz ku3-ga bulug3-ga2 sza3 ku3 {d}inanna-ta pa3-da
 en: to my water buffalo in a holy fold reared, in the silver-stomach of Inanna chosen,
  Akkadian gloss: wa-tu
5. en nir-gal2 {d}inanna-mu-ur2 u3-na-de3-dah
 en: to my lord, the trusted one of Inanna, repeat!
6. za-e dim2-ma-zu dumu an-na-me-en
 en: You are fashioned like the son of An,
  Akkadian gloss: wa-x [...] x-ra-ni
7. du11-ga-zu inim dingir-ra-gin7 ur5 nu-gi4-gi4-dam
 en: your utterances, like the words of a god, are irrevocable;
  Akkadian gloss: hu-ur la ta-ar
8. inim-zu im an-ta szeg3-ge26-gin7 szid nu-du12-du12-dam
 en: your utterances like rain pouring from the skies, are uncountable;
  Akkadian gloss: x bi na
9. {disz}ur-sa6-ga ARAD2-zu na-ab-be2-a
 en: this is what Ur-saga, your servant, says:
10. lugal-mu bar-ga2 en3 bi2-in-tar dumu uri2{ki}-ma-me-en
 en: My lord has taken care of me; I am a son of Ur.
11. tukum-bi lugal-ga2 an-na-kam
 en: If my lord agrees
12. e2 ad-da-ga2 lu2 nam-ba-ab-tum3
 en: my father’s household let no one carry off,
13. ki-ur3 e2 ad-da-ga2 lu2 nam-mu-da-an-kar-re
 en: my father’s household let no one take away!
14. lugal-mu he2-en-zu
 en: May my lord know this!

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Consult word list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

  • Artifact type: Artifact type comments:

    composite text

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  • Measurements (mm): 95.0 high × 63.0 wide × 28.0 thick
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  • Artifact Preservation: complete
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    composite text


  • history: ETCSL, (1998-2006) 3.03.01 Letter from Ur-saga to a King

    [BlackETCSL] Black, Jeremy A. 1998-2006. “Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature.” https://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk. 1998-2006.

  • history: Attinger, Pascal (s. PDF version at ‟View commentary”),

    [sec123278] N.d.

  • Composite No.: Q000573
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2016-08-23 at 17:24:22 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2016-08-23 at 17:03:02 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2016-08-22 at 16:28:34 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2016-01-03 at 09:09:12 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2015-01-24 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000573 (Letter from Ur-Saga to a King) Composite Artifact Entry.” 2015. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). January 24, 2015. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P473736.
CDLI Literary 000573 (Letter from Ur-saga to a King) composite artifact entry (No. P473736). (2015, January 24). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P473736
CDLI Literary 000573 (Letter from Ur-saga to a King) composite artifact entry (2015) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P473736 (Accessed: April 14, 2024).
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	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P473736},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P473736},
}

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