UET 6/2, 193a

SEAL no. 7203

Images
  • UET 6/2, 193 obv. (British Museum)UET 6/2, 193 obv. (British Museum)
  • UET 6/2, 193 right edge of obv. (British Museum)UET 6/2, 193 right edge of obv. (British Museum)
  • UET 6/2, 193 rev. (British Museum)UET 6/2, 193 rev. (British Museum)
  • UET 6/2, 193 rev. (British Museum)UET 6/2, 193 rev. (British Museum)
  • UET 6/2, 193 right edge of rev. (British Museum)UET 6/2, 193 right edge of rev. (British Museum)
  •  Gadd/Kramer 1966, 193 Gadd/Kramer 1966, 193
Copy / Photo
193 (photo)
Measurements
circumference
7.7x6.5x3.1
cm
Collection
British Museum, London
Edition
Studies
Genre / Classification
Incantations, witchcraft
Provenance
Ur (mod. Tell el-Muqayyar)
Notes

CDLI No. P346278. With a ritual. Sum. incantation on the rev. probably mentioning a snake and a scorpion. Note the Southern spelling of /pi/ (ll. 5', 8', 11'). Collations in Ludwig 2009.

Text

Obv.

 

1' [...] x

2' [...]-ša?

3' [...] SU? [...] ⌈x⌉

4' [...] x [x x] x-i?-im?

5' x [...] x x ⌈x⌉ i?]-[n]a? [su?-pu?-r]i? al-pi-im

6' i-na [x-i]mi?⌉-[na bi]-ib-bu-li-im

7' i-na [wa]-ar-ḫi-im i-na se-bu-tim

8' ù šapattim(U4.15.KAM) pa?-še?-er ki-iš-pi-i

9' di-pa-ra-am ṣa-ḫa-ra-am

10' ki-ib-re-e-[e]t am-ma-aš-ta-ka-al

11' i-ṣi pi-iš-ri-i-im

12' [q]á-an ša-la-la-am bīnam(gišŠINIG)

13' suḫuššam(gišGIŠIMMAR.TUR) ⌈x⌉ [(?)]

14' [(x) e]l?-lu-tum i-ba-a-[?]

15' [a?-na?] É a-wi-lim pu-[?-šu?-ri?-im?]

16' [li?]-še-ṣi ki!-i[š?-pi?-i?]

17' [t]u-ú-e[n-né-nu-ri]

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(Rev. Sumerian)

Translation
Obv.
1'-4' (traces)

5' [... in the tr]ack(?) of the bull

6' in [the... ], on the day without moon,

7' on the first day of the month, on the seventh day,

8' and on the fifteenth (of the month) release the sorcery!

9'–13' A torch, mottled barely, sulfur of a maštakal-plant, the 'magic-stick'-plant, the šalālum-reed, tamarisk, a young date palm -

14'–16' The pure ones (= the above material magica) will come along [in order] to re[lease] the house of the man, [so that] the so[rcery(?)] will [c]ome out.

17' Incantation formula.

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
alpum (GU4) bull, ox Fauna (domestic) 5'
bâʾum (v.) G to go along, across; Š cause to move along, to go along 14'
bibbulum disappearance of the moon (day of) Nature/Cosmological phenomena [6']
bīnum II (gišŠINIG) tamarisk Flora 12'
dipārum torch Fabricated objects 9'
ellum (KÙ.GA) pure, clear, sacred Qualities/Attributes 14'
iṣi pišrim plant ('magic staff') Rituals/Religious practices 11'
kibrītum (KI.A.ÍD) sulphur Materials [10']
kišpum sorcery, evil spell Rituals/Religious practices 8', [16']
maštakal (IN.NU.UŠ) plant, alkaline plant (a kind of) Flora 10'
pašārum (v.) G to loosen, to dissolve; to release, to free, to solve, to dissipate, D dispel, disperse [8'], [15']
qan šalālum plant, šalālum-reed Flora 12'
ṣaḫḫarum grain (a kind of), minor crop Flora 9'
šapattum (U4.15.KAM) 15th day of the month, period of 15 days Abstract concepts 8'
sebūtum seventh day (of month) Abstract concepts 7'
suḫuššum (gišGIŠIMMAR.TUR) young date palm, palm-shoot Flora 13'
supūrum sheepfold Locations/Buildings [5']
wāšipum exorcist, sorcerer, magician Social status/Groups/Professions,Verbal expressions 15'
waṣûm (v.) G to go out, depart; Š caus. of G 16'
Revision History
Wagschal, Avigail
Transliteration and indices
10/07/07
Wagschal, Avigail
Formatting
22/09/08
Wasserman, Nathan
Translation and commentary
27/02/09
Bo, Zhang
Web-indexing
24/02/10
Meltzer, Keren
Semantics
17/10/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections
25/10/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Web-formatting
25/10/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Photography, web-imaging
08/03/12
Wagschal, Avigail
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05/02/14
Oh, Malli
Indexing
19/10/14
Streck, Michael P.
Images, catalogue
11/12/19
Zomer, Elyze
Revision
09/08/20