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Publication
Primary publication: RIMA 2.0.101.018, ex. 01
Author: Grayson, A. Kirk
Publication date: 1991
Secondary publication(s): J.E. Reade, 'Assurnasirpal I and the White Obelisk', Iraq-17, 34 (1972), p. 129-50; D. Collon, Ancient Near Eastern art (London, The British Museum Press, 1995); Reade, Assyrian Sculpture 1, White Obelisk
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CDLI no.: P423553
UCLA Library ARK 21198/zz0029xrgs
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Source of original electronic files
Catalogue: 20110731 cdliadmin
Transliteration: Grayson, A. Kirk & Morello, Nathan
Translation: no translation
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Collection Information
Owner: British Museum, London, UK
Museum no.: BM 118807
Accession no.: 1856-09-09, 0058
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Text Content:
Genre: Royal/Monumental
Sub-genre: witness
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Composite no.: Q004472
Language: Akkadian
Physical Information
Object type: other (see object remarks)
Material: stone
Object remarks: white obelisk
Measurements (mm): 2845 x 705 x 430
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Provenience:
Provenience: Nineveh (mod. Kuyunjik)
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Chronology:
Period: Neo-Assyrian (ca. 911-612 BC)
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Date of Origin: Assurnasirpal2.00.00.00
Dates referenced: Assurnasirpal2.00.00.00
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White obelisk

surface a
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1'. [...]
2'. _gal_-isz u-szi-bu _{gesz#}gigir#-mesz erin2-hi-a-mesz_-te [_dagal-mesz_]-te ad#-[ki]
3'. ha#-al-s,u-te la-ma-ri pat-te-pat-[te] ak#-szud# _masz2-mesz_ sza2# _ansze#-kur#-ra#-mesz#_
4'. is-tu _kur_ gil2-za-ni am#-[hur] ni x [...]-har# ina gi-ne2-e# u2#-[kin? ...]
5'. _ansze-kur-ra-mesz_ a-na bit-te ia u2-[sze-ri]-bu#-ni al-[la-bi-ib-ma?] a-na
6'. iri ha-ri-ra _iri_ hal-ha-la-usz sza2# _en#-mesz_-ni [_en-mesz_] hi-i-t,i2 al#-lik#
7'. szu-a-tu ina li-me {disz}asz-szur-pab-a ak#-szud# _nig2_-szu-nu# szal#-la#-szu#-nu#
8'. bu-sza2-szu-nu mar-szi-szu-nu u2-sze-s,a-a a-na _iri_-ia asz-szur ub-la
9'. _iri_ sa-x-ti#-szu-nu _gal_-a a-di _ug3-mesz_-szu#
10'. a-na asz-szur _dingir_-ia
11'. _en_-ia a-qisz
12'. [...] sza2 x [x] x _kur_-ud _en-mesz_ [...]
13'. [...] sza2 a#-na _kur_ szub-re-e sza2# [...]
14'. [...] a-na gi-pisz _erin2-hi-a-mesz_-te-[szu-nu]
15'. [dan-nisz dan]-nisz it-tak3-lu-u-ma [...]
16'. [...] ... [...]
17'. [...] x x x an x x x [...]
18'. [...] is,-bu-tu ina qi2-bit asz-szur [...]
19'. [...] _en gal_-e _en_-ia _{gesz}gigir-mesz_-[te ...]
20'. [...] _erin2-hi-a-mesz_-te-ia ad-ki _iri#_ ak#-szud# [...]
21'. [...] _iri_ u2-szi-ra _ansze-kur-ra-mesz gu4#-mesz#_ [...]
22'. [...] _{gesz?}gaba?_ szu2? [...] ra [...]
23'. [...] _{gesz}gigir-mesz_ ina _gub-ba_ id-ki szi-it-mu-ri-isz
24'. [at-bi-ma] asz-szi zi-iq-te ina _giri3-min-mesz_-ia lib3-bi _kur_ kasz-ia-ri
25'. [...] lu ab-bal-kit a-na _iri-mesz_ sza2-tu-nu lu al-lik
26'. [...] mu-szi-ta _iri-mesz_-szu2-nu al-mi
27'. [...] ina {d}sza2-masz na#-pa-hi it-ti gi-pisz
28'. [_{gesz}gigir-mesz_] _erin2-hi-a-mesz_-te _dagal-mesz_-te
29'. am-da-hi#-is,# di#-ik-ta-szu2#-nu ma-'a-ta a-duk
30'. _iri_ am#-lat-ti _iri_ sza2-bur#-am# _iri_ ru-zi-da-ak
31'. _iri_ bu-gu _iri_ us-tu2 _iri-mesz_-ni _bala-mesz_
32'. _kur#_ dan-nu-na ak-szud ina _izi-mesz_ asz2-ru-up
33'. szal-la-su-nu bu-sza2-szu-nu nam-kur-szu-nu

surface b
1. e2-na-at-hi sza2 _iri_ ni-nu-a _gesztin udu-siskur-mesz_-te
2. sza2 _e2-kur dingir_ s,ir-te _du3_-asz2