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Primary publication: BE 01/1, 033
Author: Hilprecht, Hermann V.
Publication date: 1893
Secondary publication(s): PBS 15, p.32 n.1; Meissner, BAW 1 (=AS 1), p.10
Author remarks:
Published collation:
CDLI no.: P257577
UCLA Library ARK 21198/zz001s0dzh
CDLI comments:
Source of original electronic files
Catalogue: 20050425 fitzgerald_upenn
Transliteration: Veldhuis, Niek (ckst/oracc)
Translation: Veldhuis, Niek (ckst/oracc)
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Collection Information
Owner: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Museum no.: CBS 00012
Accession no.:
Acquisition history: doubtless from Nippur!"

Text Content:
Genre: Royal/Monumental
Sub-genre: witness
Sub-genre remarks: Royal inscription; dedication of a mortar to Inanna; 27 lines
Composite no.: needed
Language: Sumerian
Physical Information
Object type: other (see object remarks)
Material: stone: marble
Object remarks: mortar
Measurements (mm): 144 x 315 x
Object preservation:
Surface preservation:
Condition description: rim 1/4 broken, diameter 128 mm
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Seal information:
Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
Provenience remarks: Hilprecht (BE1/1, p. 49): "presumably from neighborhood of Babylon"
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Period: Middle Babylonian (ca. 1400-1100 BC)
Period remarks:
Date of Origin: Burna-Buriash
Dates referenced: Burna-Buriash
Date remarks: Bbs
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surface a
1. [...] nin an-ki-a
#tr.en: For [...], lady of the universe,
2. nir#-gal2 dingir-re-e-ne
#tr.en: the authoritative one among the gods
3. garza-bi mah-a
#tr.en: whose rites are magnificent
4. an-ki-sze3 sag2 nu-di
#tr.en: and cannot be disrupted in the universe
5. nin-a-ni-ir
#tr.en: his lady—
6. nam-ti
#tr.en: for the life of
7. bur-na-bu-ri-ia-asz
#tr.en: Burnaburiaš,
8. lugal# babila2{ki}
#tr.en: king of Babylon,
9. [lugal ki]-en-gi# ki uri
#tr.en: king of Sumer and Akkad,
10. [{disz}{d}nin]-urta#?-na-di-in-szesz-szesz
#tr.en: did Ninurta-nādin-aḫḫē,
11. [nu-esz3] den-lil2
#tr.en: the nuʾeš(-priest) of Enlil,
12. [sza13]-dub#-ba-a nibru{ki}
#tr.en: chief accountant of Nippur,
13. ARAD-da-na
#tr.en: his servant,
14. sza3 GAN2 szuku-da-ni
#tr.en: in his allocated field
15. gu2 {i7}KAL-{d}la-ta-ra-ak-ta
#tr.en: reaching from the bank of KAL-Latarak canal
16. en-na {i7}{d}nanna-gu2-gal-sze3
#tr.en: to the Nanna-gugal canal,
17. {i7}nanna-gu2-gal-ta
#tr.en: and from the Nanna-gugal canal
18. en-na bad3-{d}en-lil2{ki}
#tr.en: as far as Dūr-Enlil,
19. gu2 {i7}e-di-isz-tum-ke4
#tr.en: on the bank of the Edisztum canal
20. us2-sa-du ki-sur-ra
#tr.en: next to the borderland
21. GAN2 nibru{ki}-a
#tr.en: of the fields of Nippur,
22. dug {na4}esi
#tr.en: a diorite vessel
23. e2-hur-sag-kalam-ma-a
#tr.en: of the E-ḫursag-kalama
24. e2 ki-ag2-ga2-na-ke4
#tr.en: his beloved house,
25. gu2 {i7}KAL-{d}la-ta-ra-ak-sze3
#tr.en: on the bank of KAL-Latarak canal,
26. a sikil szu tag-ga-sze3
#tr.en: for a pure water ritual
27. im#-mi-in-gar
#tr.en: place.