To Annunītum (Fs. Finet, 41)

SEAL no. 1645

Copy / Photo
Tablet Siglum
Di 525
Collection
Iraq Museum, Baghdad
Genre / Classification
Literary Letters, Ur-Utu, the Chief Dirge Singer, to Annunītum
Provenance
Sippar (mod. Tell Abu Ḥabbah)
Text

Obv.

 

1'            ⌈xx⌉ […]

2'            šar ⌈x x⌉ […]

3'            GIŠ MI DU ⌈x⌉ […]

4'            pa-ṭa-ra-am⌉ [i-’ì-il-ta-am]

5'            ša Ur-dUtu galamāḫ(GALA.MAḪ) ⌈An-nu-ni-[tum]

6'            a-na be-el-ti-ia ra-i-ma-at

7'            na-pí-iš-ti qí-bí-ma

8'            um-ma Ur-dUtu warad(ÌR)-ki-ma

9'            ki-ma be-el-ti

10'          ⌈i⌉-[du]

 

Rev.

11'            wardum(SAG.ÌR) ⌈ša a-na be-lí-šu

12'            amtum(SAG.GÉME) ša a-na be-el-ti-ša

13'            ḫi-ṭa-am gi-la-ta-am

14'            la ú-ba-la-am ú-ul i-ba-aš-ši

15'            ra-i-ma⌉-at na-pí-iš-ti at-ti

16'            a-sa-⌈ka-am ša dAdad(IM) dA!?-a

17'            MIN/A!? ⌈x(x)⌉ ⌈GIŠ?⌉ MI ú-ša-ki-lu-ni-[im]

18'            dNin-šubur ra-im-ki

19'            dŠamaš(UD) ⌈dx⌉ [......]

20'            d[.........]

 

Left edge

21'            a-na Ur-dUtu wardi(ÌR)-ša ar-ḫi-iš

Translation

Obv.

1'                ...

2'                ...

3'                ...           

4'                to undo [the liability]

5'                of Ur-Utu, the Chief Dirge Singer of Annunītum:

6'                ‘To my mistress who loves

7'                life say:

8'                Thus (says) Ur-Utu, your servant:

9'                As my mistress

10'              knows

 

Rev.

11'              a male slave who, against his lord,

12'              a female slave who, against her mistress,

13'–14'       does not commit a fault (of negligence) (or) a fault (of a misdeed)

14'              does not exist.

15'              You are the one who loves life!

16'–17'       …, they have caused me to transgress the taboo of Adad (and) ⌈Aya⌉.

18'              Ninšubur, whom you love,

19'              Šamaš (and) …

20'              … .’

 

Left edge

21'              To Ur-Utu, her servant, quickly.  

 

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
Adad (dIŠKUR) DN Deities/Divine sphere 16
amtum (GÉME) maid, female slave, maidservant, slave girl 12
Annunītum DN Deities/Divine sphere 5
asakkum II taboo 16
Aya DN Deities/Divine sphere 16
bēltum (NIN) lady, mistress, proprietress Social status/Groups/Professions 6, 9, 12
galamāḫum chief dirge singer 5
gillatum misdeed 13
ḫīṭum error, lack, crime, penalty 13
napištum (ZI) throat, life Abstract concepts 7, 15
Ninšubur DN 18
Šamaš, šamšum DN, sun Deities/Divine sphere 19
Ur.dUTU PN 5, 8, 21
wardum (SAG.ÌR; ÌR) slave, servant 8, 11, 21
Revision History
Fechner, Josephine
Transliteration, Translation
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections and web-formatting
08/12/10