ZA 75, 198ff.c

SEAL no. 7146

Images
  • 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
Measurements
circumference
25.5 x 8.0 x 2.5 x 4.5
cm
Collection
Iraq Museum, Baghdad
Edition
Genre / Classification
Incantations, love
Love Literature
Provenance
Isin (mod. Ishan Baḥriyat)
Notes
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.  

Text

42 na-ra-mu-um na-ra-mu-um

43 ša iš-ku-nu-ka É-a ù dEn-líl

44 ki-ma dIštar i-na pa-ra-ak-ki-im wa-aš-ba-at

45 ki-ma dNa-na-a i-na šu-tu-mi-im wa-aš-ba-at

46 a-la-mi-ka e-né-e-tum ma-aq-li-a-am e-ra-am-ma

47 aš-ša-a-tum mu-te-ši-na i-ze-er-ra

48 bu-ut-qá-am ap-pa-ša ša-qá-a-am

49 šu-uk-na-am ap-pa-ša ša-pa-al še-pí-ia

50 ki-ma ra-am-ša iš-qù-ú e-li-ia

51 ra-mi li-iš-qá-a-am e-li ra-mi-ša

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52 ka-inim.ma ki-ág-gá-kam

Translation

42–43 Loved-one! Loved-one! – whom Ea and Enlil have created.

44–45 You(m.) sit like Ištar in (her) dais; You(m.) sit like Nanāya in (her) treasury.

46 I will encircle you!

46–47 The ēntu-priestesses love the burning; The wives hate their husbands.

48–49 Cut down her haughty nose! Place her nose under my foot!

50–51 Just as her love is higher than me, may my love get higher than her love!

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52 Incantation of the lover.

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
appum nose, tip, crown (of tree) Body/Body parts 48, 49
aššatum, aštum wife Kinship terms 47
batāqum (v.) G to cut off, divide, tear off 48
Ea DN Deities/Divine sphere 43
Enlil DN Deities/Divine sphere 43
ēntum, ēnetum high priestess Social status/Groups/Professions 46
Ištar DN Deities/Divine sphere 44
lawûm (v.) G to surround, besiege, encircle, wrap up 46
maqlûm burn(ing), combustion Abstract concepts 46
mutum husband; man, warrior Kinship terms 47
Nanāya DN Deities/Divine sphere 45
narāmum loved one, love Human activities/actions,Qualities/Attributes,Social status/Groups/Professions 42
parakkum (BÁRA) cult dais, sanctuary, chapel Fabricated objects,Locations/Buildings 44
râmum love, love-making Abstract concepts,Emotions/Feelings,Human activities/actions 50, 51
râmum (v.) G to love; Stn to cause to constantly have love 46
šaqûm II (v.) G to be(come) high, elevated; D raise up 50, 51
šēpum foot, leg Body/Body parts 49
šutummum storehouse Locations/Buildings 45
wašābum (v.) to sit, dwell 44, 45
zêrum (v.) G to dislike, hate, reject 47
Revision History
Meltzer, Keren
Semantic
Shlivinski, Rani
Transliteration and indices
08/03/07
Wasserman, Nathan
Web-formatting
03/01/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Translation and commentary
03/01/10
Bo, Zhang
Web-indexing
04/01/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections
27/10/10
Wagschal, Avigail
Indexing (stage 2)
26/02/14
Oh, Malli
Indexing
19/10/14
Bloch, Yigal
Online formatting and revision
13/05/17
Streck, Michael P.
Images, catalogue, file name
12/12/19