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Primary publication: MAD 5, 008
Author: Gelb, Ignace J.
Publication date: 1970
Secondary publication(s): J. and A. Westenholz, OrNS 46 (1977) 198-219 (copy, edition) [1977]; B. Groneberg, RA 95: 97-113 [2001]
Citation: J. Krecher and W. von Soden, ZA 62, p. 272-273; A. Westenholz, JNES 31, 381-382; R. Hasselbach, Sargonic Akkadian (Harrassowitz, 2005), pp. 14-15
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CDLI no.: P285640
UCLA Library ARK 21198/zz001w1pz2
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Catalogue: nn
Transliteration: cdlistaff
Translation: uncertain
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Collection Information
Owner: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK
Museum no.: Ashm 1930-0143 + Ashm 1930-0175h
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Genre: Literary
Sub-genre: love incantation
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Language: Akkadian
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Object type: tablet
Material: clay
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Join information: P285640 lead, single entry
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Provenience: Kish (mod. Tell Uhaimir)
Provenience remarks: Tell Ingharra
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Period: Old Akkadian (ca. 2340-2200 BC)
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1. {d}en-ki ir-e-ma-am
#tr.en: Enki, the love-charm,
2. e3-ra-[...]-am
#tr.en: he loves.
3. ir-e-mu-um _dumu_ {d}inanna
#tr.en: The love-charm, child of Ishtar,
4. in za-gi-[sa u-sza]-ab#
#tr.en: sits on [her] lap.
5. in ru-uh2-ti# [ga-na]-ak-tim
#tr.en: Through the sap of the incense-tree,
6. u2-da-ra wa-ar#-da#-ta2
#tr.en: turns. You, beautiful maidens,
7. da-mi3-iq-ta2 tu-uh2-da-na-ma
#tr.en: are blooming.
8. ki-ri2-szum tu-ur4-da
#tr.en: To the garden come down!
9. tu-ur4-da-ma a-na {gesz}kiri6
#tr.en: Come down to the garden!
10. ru-uh2-ti ga-na-ak-tim
#tr.en: The sap of the incense-tree
11. ti-ib-da-ad-ga
#tr.en: you are drinking(?).
12. a-hu-uzx(ESZ5) ba-ki sza ru-ga-tim
#tr.en: I have seized your drooling mouth.
13. a-hu-uzx(ESZ5) bu-ra-ma-ti
#tr.en: I have seized your colourful
14. e-ni-ki
#tr.en: eyes.
15. a-hu-uzx(ESZ5) ur4-ki
#tr.en: I have seized your vulva
16. sza szi-na-tim
#tr.en: of urine.
17. a-asz2-hi-it ki-ri2-isz
#tr.en: I leapt to the garden
18. {d}suen
#tr.en: of Sîn.
19. ab-dug _{gesz}asal2_
#tr.en: I cut the poplar tree

1. u-me-isz-sa
#tr.en: for her day.
2. du-ri-ni i-da-az-ga-ri-ni
#tr.en: Encircle me between the boxwood trees,
3. ki _sipa_ i3-du-ru za-nam
#tr.en: like the shepherd encircles the flock!
4. _ud5_ ga-lu-ma-sa _u8 sila3_-za
#tr.en: (like) the goat (encircle) its kid, the ewe its lamb,
5. a-da-num2 mu-ra-asz2
#tr.en: the mare its foal!
6. si-ir-gu-a i-da-su
#tr.en: His arms are adorned.
7. _i3_ u3 ti-bu-ut-tum
#tr.en: Oil and harp:
8. sa-ap-da-su
#tr.en: his lips.
9. a-za-am _i3_ in qa2-ti-su
#tr.en: A cup of oil in his hands;
10. a-za-am i-ri-nim in bu-ti-su
#tr.en: a cup of cedar fragrance in his shoulders;
11. ir-e-mu u2-da-bi-bu-si-ma
#tr.en: The love-charms have persuaded her,
12. u3 isz-ku-nu-si a-na mu-hu-tim
#tr.en: and have driven her to ecstasy.
13. a-hu-uzx(ESZ5) ba-ki sza da-di3
#tr.en: I seized your mouth of sexual attraction.
14. {d}inanna u3 {d}isz-ha-ra
#tr.en: By (the name) of Ishtar and Išḫara
15. u3-dam-me-ki
#tr.en: I conjure you.
16. a-ti za-wa-ar-su
#tr.en: So long as his neck
17. u3 za-wa-ar-ki
#tr.en: and your neck
18. la e-dam-da
#tr.en: are not entwined,
19. la da-ba-sza-hi-ni
#tr.en: you shall not find peace!