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CDLI Literary 000733, ex. 002
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Primary publicationCDLI Literary 000733, ex. 002
Publication date2014ff.
Secondary publication(s)Gadd, Cyril J. & Shaffer, Aaron, UET 6 (1963, 1966, 2006) 0066 + 0071 + 0582, 1963, 2006
CollectionBritish Museum, London, UK
Museum no.BM —
Accession no.
ProvenienceUr (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
Excavation no.U —
PeriodOld Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Dates referenced
Object typetablet
Sub-genreETCSL 4.16.01 Nisaba A ('Tetrad no. 4') (witness)
CDLI comments
Catalogue source20061205 cdliadmin_veldhuis
ATF sourcePeterson, Jeremiah
TranslationPeterson, Jeremiah
UCLA Library ARK21198/zz001x7jnk
Composite no.Q000733
Seal no.
CDLI no.P346151

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1. nin# mul#-an-gin7 gun3-a dub za-gin3 szu du7
en: Lady who is sparkling like a heavenly star, perfecting/equipped with a lapis tablet
2. {d}nisaba immal2 gal {d}urasz tu-da#
en: Nisaba, given birth to by the great wild cow Uraš
3. szeg9 naga ku3-ga ga zi gu7#?-[...]
en: Fallow deer(?) purified by potash(?), suckling nourishing milk
4. gi-di imin-e ka ba-[...]
en: "Opening the mouth” of the seven flutes/pipes
5. me gal ninnu-e szu du7-[...]
en: Perfecting the fifty cosmic powers
6. nin#-gu10 a2-nun-gal2 e2-kur-ra
en: My lady, the strong one of the Ekur temple
7. uszumgal ukken-e dalla e3
en: ušumgal creature that is manifest in the assembly
8. da-ru12-ru12 kalam-ma im-ta inim du11-du11
en: Aruru of the land, speaking words by means of clay(?)
9. ki ni2 si u4-da sza3 kusz2-u3
en: Taking counsel in the place filled with awe(?), of/in the day
10. kur i3 he-nun-ta mi2 zi du11-ga
en: Taken care of by(?) the mountain(?) by means of the oil of abundance(?)
11. gesztux(|GISZ.TUG2|)# gal-la kur-gal-e tu-da
en: One (possessing) great wisdom, sired by the Great Mountain (Enlil)
12. [...] zi# dub-sar mah an-na sag-du5 {d}en-lil2-la2#
en: True lady, the supreme scribe of An, the land recorder of Enlil
13. [...] gal2#? dingir-re-e-ne
en: Wise and attentive one of the gods
14. [...] gu# mu2-mu2-de3
en: In order to make barley and flax grow in the furrows
15. [... nam]-en#-na u6 di#-de3
en: In order to admire/see the grain goddess Ezina of lordship (i.e., high quality)
16. [...] zi#? [...]
en: In order to faithfully take care of(?) the seven great thrones/rulers
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1'. [...] munus#? [...]
en: Nisaba, the true woman, the good woman, woman who was born in the mountain/netherworld
2'. [...] tur3#-ra i3 he2#-[me-en] amasz gara2 he-me-[en]
en: Nisaba, in the cattlepen you shall be the oil, in the sheepfold, you shall be the cream
3'. e2#-nig2-gur11-ra kiszib3-la2 he2-me-en#
en: In the treasury, you are the seal-bearer
4'. e2#-gal#-la agrig zi he2-me-en#
en: In the palace, you are the true steward
5'. gur7 du6 gur7 masz-a gur7 gu2 gur#? <he2>-me-en
en: You are the one who heaps up large and small grain piles
6'. nun#-e {d}nisaba-ra mi2 du11-ga
en: The ruler who has taken care of Nisaba
7'. a-a {d}en-ki za3-mi2-zu du10-ga-am3#
en: Father Enki, your praise is sweet
double ruling
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