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CDLI Literary 000340, ex. 013
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Primary publicationCDLI Literary 000340, ex. 013
Author(s)CDLI
Publication date2014ff.
Secondary publication(s)Gadd, Cyril J. & Shaffer, Aaron, UET 6 (1963, 1966, 2006) 0417; Volk, Inanna and Shukalletuda 094 Fu, pl.5 (cited as UET 6/3, 15+116+171+179+296)
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
Remarks
Materialclay
LanguageSumerian
GenreLiterary
Sub-genreETCSL 1.03.03 Inanna and Shukalletuda (witness)
CDLI comments
Catalogue source20061205 cdliadmin_veldhuis
ATF sourcePeterson, Jeremiah
TranslationPeterson, Jeremiah
UCLA Library ARK21198/zz0020ktv7
Composite no.Q000340
Seal no.
CDLI no.P346456

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column 1'
1. [...] im-mi-in-BU-BU
en: ... uprooted(?) ...
2. [...] sar#-gin7 sar-e mu2-a
en: A vegetable grown in/by the garden plot like a leek
3. [...]-erim2# si sa2-a [...] im-mi-in-duh-am3
en: Like a leek, a “rectified enemy”(?), who has seen this?
4. [...] im#-ma!-ni-mu2-mu2 mu gen-na im-zal
en: ... grew/was growing in ..., the current year elapsed
5. [...]-erim2#-ta ba-ra-an#-zi
en: The raven flew off away from the “enemy”
6. [...] an-sze3 ba-e-a-e11
en: It ascended up to the spadix of(?) the datepalm as a (person using) the climbing belt would(?)
7. [...] ba-duh-duh-a
en: ... which had opened its mouth(?)
8. [...]-in-su-ub-su-ub
en: It rubbed ... on the fronds of ... (?)
9. [...]-du#? gesz da-ri2 mu2-a [...]-in-duh-am3
en: Like the date palm(?), the “heir (of) the earth(?)”, a tree perpetually grown, who has seen this?
10. [...]-USZ#-bi [...] na#-nam
en: Its scaly leaves(?) are indeed the heart of the date palm
11. [...]-ru#-ug2-bi [... na]-nam
en: Its dried leaves(?) are indeed the product of(?) the date palm
12. [...]-kam
en: Its transplanted shoots, which are that of the measuring rope (i.e., precisely planted?)
13. [...]-gal2#
en: Have been set appropriately in the fields of the king/master
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column 2'
1. kid2 imin-na [...]
en: She (Inanna) ... the seven ... of her genitalia
2. su8-ba {d}ama-uszumgal#-[...]
en: Apart from(?) the shepherd Ama'ušumgalana ....
3. gal4-la ku3#?-ga-na lu2#? [...]
en: The man ... in her holy genitalia
4. szu-kal-e-tu-da mu#-[...] da-ga#-[...]
en: Šukaletuda “opened/released ...”(?), he laid at her side
5. gesz3 im-ma-ni-in-du11#? [...]
en: He copulated with her, he kissed her
6. gesz3 ba-ni-in-du11-ga# [...]
en: The one who copulated with her there, the one who kissed her there
7. za3 sar-ra-ka-ni im#-[...]
en: He returned to the boundary of his garden
8. u4 im-zal {d}utu# x-[...]
en: Time elapsed, after(?) the sunrise
9. munus-e ni2-te-na igi# im-kar2#-[...]
en: The woman was inspecting herself
10. {d}inanna-ke4 ni2-te-na igi im-kar2-[...]
en: Inanna was inspecting herself
11. u4-ba munus-e nam gal4-la-ni-[sze3] a-na im-gu-lu-u8#?-[...]
en: At that time, this is what the woman destroyed because of her genitals/At that time the woman (exclaimed) because of her genitals, “what is this destruction?”
12. ku3 {d}inanna#-ke4 nam gal4-la-ni-sze3 a-na ak-x-[...]
en: This is what holy Inanna did because of her genitals
13. pu2 kalam-ma-ka mud2 bi2-ib-si#?-[...]
en: She was filling up the well(s) of the land with blood
14. pu2 {gesz}kiri6 kalam-ma-ka mud2-am3 i3-[...]
en: The well(s) of the orchard produced what was blood
15. ARAD# u2 il2-i-de3 gen-na mud2-am3#! [...]
en: The servant <of a man> who went to carry food/perform menial labor(?) was drinking what was blood
16. [...] lu2# <a> si-si-de3 gen-na mud2-am3# [...]
en: The maidservant of a man who went to fill (containers) with <water) was filling them with what was blood
17. [...] x x x x [...]

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column 1'
beginning broken
1'. umbin#? [...]
en: She took a single ... nail(?)
2'. he-en-du kalam#-[...]
en: She blocked “that of the paths of the land” with it(?)
3'. ug3 sag-gig2 umbin# [...]
en: The blackheaded people came out at the ... nail(?)
4'. lu2 gesz3! du11-ga-gu10# [...]
en: She said “I want to find the man who violated me in all the lands!”
5'. lu2 gesz3! du11-ga-ni# [...] nu-um-ma#-[...]
en: She did not find the man who violated her in all the lands
6'. 5(u) 7(disz)
en: (Subtotal:) 57 (lines)

column 2'
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1'. [...]-la#
en: Its shade spending the day low
2'. [...]-gi4#?-e
en: Was not returning (i.e., receding?) at either noon or evening
3'. [...]-nigin2#?-na-ta
en: At that time, after my lady roamed heaven and roamed earth
4'. [...]-nigin2#?-na-ta
en: After Inanna roamed heaven and roamed earth
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