ZA 75, 198ff.a

SEAL no. 7144

  • IB 1554 obv./rev. (Iraq Museum)IB 1554 obv./rev. (Iraq Museum)
  • IB 1554 lower/Upper/left edge (Iraq Museum)IB 1554 lower/Upper/left edge (Iraq Museum)
Copy / Photo
after p. 208 (photos)
Tablet Siglum
IB 1554
25.5 x 8.0 x 2.5 x 4.5
Iraq Museum, Baghdad
Genre / Classification
Incantations, love
Love Literature
With 2 rituals. The tablet was found broken and sealed inside a vase in the corner of a wall. The present tablet was originally cut of a 3-columns tablet, before(?) our text was inscribed on it. 

CDLI No. P355910. 



e-el-li-a-at ka-al-bi-im ZU-mi-im? em-?ú-tim

10 me-i-i pa-ni-im ši-pi-ir tu-ú[r?]-ti i-ni-im

11 am-ta-a-a mu-ú-a-ka uš-ta-an-ni e-e-em-ka

12 šu-uk-nam e-e-em-ka a-na e-e-mi-ia

13 šu-uk-nam mi-li-ik-ka a-na mi-il-ki-ia

14 a-ka-al-la-ka ki-ma dIštar ik-lu-ú dDumu-zi

15 Sé-e-ra-aš ú-ka-as-sú-ú ša-a-ti-ša

16 uk-ta-as-sí-i-ka i-na p(KA)-ia ša ša-ra-a-tim

17 i-na ú-ri-ia ša ši-i-na-tim

18 i-na p(KA)-ia ša ru-a-tim

19 i-na ú-ri-ia ša ši-i-na-tim

20 a i-li-ik na-ak-ra-tum i-na e-ri-i-ka

21 ra-bi-i ka-al-bu-um ra-bi-i ša-i-ú-um

22 at-ta ri-ta-bi-i i-na al-li-ia


23 ša i-na mu-i nu-ni-im wa-ar-qí-im a-na ša-am-ni-im i-na-an-di ip-pa-aš-ša-aš


24 am-ra-an-ni-ma ki-ma pi-it-ni-im u-ú-du

25 ki-ma Sé-e-ra-aš li-ib-ba-ka li-wi-ir

26 ki-ma dŠam(a)š-im i-ta-an-pu-a-am

27 k[i-m]a dSîn i-di-ša-am

28 [x x I]G ù ra-a[m-k]a li-i-di-iš


29 [š]a-am-ni-im pa-ša-a-ši-im


30 lu a-li-ka pu-ri-da-kamÈr-ra-ba-ni

31 qá-ab-la-ka li-im-mu-š[a]

32 lu re-du-ú še-er-a-nu-ka

33 li-i-du-ú li-ib-bu-ú-ki

34 li-i-šu-ša ka-ab-ta-ta-ki

35 lu-ú-bi ki-ma ka-al-bi-im

36 ki-ma šu-mu-un-ni-im u-bu-ú-ša-ki e ta-at-bu-ki-im


37 ka-inim-ma ki-ág-gá-kam


9 (With?) saliva of a dog, of thirst(?), of hunger(?),

10 (with?) a blow on the face, (with) “turning of eyes”,

11 I have hit your(m.) head, I have changed your(m.) mood.

12 Place your(m.) mind with my mind!

13 Place your(m.) decision with my decision!

14 I hold you(m.) back just like Ištar held back Dumuzi,

15 (Just like) Seraš binds her drinkers,

16 (so) I have bound you(m.) with my hairy mouth,

18 with my drooling mouth,

20 May the enemy-woman not come to you!

21 The dog is lying, the boar is lying –

22 you lie forever in between my thighs.


23 What is on the green fish will be thrown to the oil; it will be smeared.


24 Look at me and rejoice like a harp!

25 Like (through) Seraš may your heart be bright!

26 Shine on me regularly like Šamaš!

27 Renew (yourself) on me like Sîn!

28 ... and may your love be new!


29 [.... in? o]il to rub


30 May your(m.) two legs walk, Erra-bāni!

31 May your(m.) loins move!

32 May your ligaments follow!

33 May your(f.) heart rejoice!

34 May your(f.) mood be happy!

35 May I swell like a dog!

36 Your(f.) two curves are like a halter – do not throw (them away) from me!


37 Incantation of the lover.

Word Translation Semantic Line
amārum (v.) G to see; catch sight of; N pass. of G, be found 24
Dumuzi DN Deities/Divine sphere 14
edēšum (v.) G to be(come) new; D renew 27, 28
emṣum hungry Qualities/Attributes 9
Erra-bāni PN PN 30
ḫadûm III (v.) G to be joyful, rejoice 24, 33
ḫallum crotch; thigh (upper) Body/Body parts 22
ḫašāšum (v.) G to swell, be(come) happy Gtn iter. of G 34
ḫubbušum swollen up (human body part?) Body/Body parts 36
illātum, elliātum saliva Body/Body parts 9
Ištar DN Deities/Divine sphere 14
kabattum, kabtatum liver, mood, mind, intention Body/Body parts 34
kalbum (UR.GI7) dog Fauna (domestic),Fauna (wild) 10, 21, 35
kalûm V (v.) G to hold (back), detain 14
kasûm III (v.) G to bind; G~D bind person, animal, limb 15, 16
maḫāṣum (v.) G to beat, strike; Gt to fight with each other 10, 11
milkum advice, counsel, resolution, intelligence Abstract concepts 13
muḫḫum skull, top, head Body/Body parts 11, 23
nadûm III (v.) G to throw down, lay down; N to be rejected; Š caus. of G 23
nakrum strange, foreign, enemy Social status/Groups/Professions 20
namāšum (v.) G to set (o.s.) in motion, start out 31
napāḫum (v.) G to blow, light up, rise 26
nawārum (v.) G to be(come) bright, shine; D make bright; Š cause to shine; ŠD lighten, gladen 25
nūnum (KU6) fish Fauna (wild) 23
pašāšum (v.) (ŠÉŠ) G to anoint, smear; N anoint o.s. with (= acc.), be anointed 23, 29
pitnum box; a musical instrument Fabricated objects 24
pûm I (KA) mouth, statement, command, opening 16
purīdum leg Body/Body parts 30
qablum I hips, middle Body/Body parts 31
rabāṣum (v.) G to sit, be recumbent, lie in wait, lurk; Gtn regularly sit on, settle; Š caus. of G 21, 22
râmum love, love-making Abstract concepts,Emotions/Feelings,Human activities/actions 29
redûm I (v.) G to accompany, lead, drive, proceed; Gtn to accompany constantly, lead 32
ru'tum spittle, saliva, sap Body/Body parts 18
šaḫûm (ŠAḪ) pig Fauna (domestic) 21
šamnum (Ì; Ì.GIŠ) oil, fat, cream Food/Drink,Materials 23
šanûm IV (v.) G to be changed, become different; D change (trans.) 11
šārtum hair, (animal’s) pelt 16
šārtum hair, (animal’s) pelt Body/Body parts 16
šātûm drinker Human activities/actions 15
šer'ānum, šir'ānum (SA) vein, artery, ligament, tendon, nerve, sinew Body/Body parts 32
Sîn DN Deities/Divine sphere 27
šīnātum urine Body/Body parts 17, 19
šiprum sending, mission, work, messenger Abstract concepts,Human activities/actions,Verbal expressions 10
Siraš DN (beer) Deities/Divine sphere,Food/Drink 15, 25
šummannum, šummunnum halter, tether Fabricated objects 36
ṣūmum thirst Human activities/actions 9
tabākum (v.) G to pour (out), lay flat; Ntn repeatedly swoop on 36
ṭēmum thought, plan, instruction, information Abstract concepts,Verbal expressions 12
tūrtum turning, reversion Human activities/actions 10
ūrum II pudenda, nakedness Body/Body parts 17, 19
warqum, erqum yellow, green Qualities/Attributes 23
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Revision History
Shlivinski, Rani
Transliteration and indices
Wasserman, Nathan
Translation and commentary
Wasserman, Nathan
Bo, Zhang
Meltzer, Keren
Wasserman, Nathan
Wagschal, Avigail
Indexing (stage 2)
Oh, Malli
Bloch, Yigal
Online formatting and revision
Streck, Michael P.
Images, catalogue, file name