ASJ 10

SEAL no. 1641

Copy / Photo
Tablet Siglum
BM 59484 (A.H. 82-7-14 3893)
Measurements
circumference
5.6x3.4x1.8
cm
Collection
British Museum, London
Edition
Studies
Genre / Classification
Catalogues, 6 incipits of love lyrics mentioning Ammi-ṣaduqa
Love Literature
Provenance
Sippar (mod. Tell Abu Ḥabbah)
Text

Obv.

1–3      (broken)

4          [x (x)] x-a tap-pa-tu x [...]

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5          [x-l]a?-ni [.....]

6          8-tár bu-ul-li-i-i-šu [...]

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7          ra-i-mi [(…?)]

8          Am-mi-a-du-qá šu-n[un?-dum?]

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9          ki-i ša-am-[ni-im el-li-im]

10        lu-ú a-ba-at ši-pí-ir-t[a-ka]

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Lo. Ed.

11        [napa]rum([PA]P) 5 ir-túm

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Rev. 

12        ú-te-ek-ki-da-an-ni ra-am-k[a]

13        be-lí gu-um-me-ra-am da-di-k[a]

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14        me-e-ru-um

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15        ka-i ša-a-ru [(...)]

16        ad-du liš-ta-mi⌉ x x [...]

            (rest broken)

Translation

Obv.

1–2           (broken)

3–4           “ ... companion-girls …[…]”

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5–6           “Our(?)… … Ištar, recover him back to life! […]”

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7–8           “My beloved, Ammī-ṣaduqa the il[lustrious(?)]”

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9–10         “Indeed, like [pure o]il your mess[age] is sweet.”

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11             A total of five irtum songs.

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Rev. 

12–13       “Your(m.) love has spoken ill of me; My lord, grant me all your favors!”

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14             Refrain.

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15–16 “Cold is the wind … a thunder may be heard …”

            (rest broken)

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
addum storm, thunderstorm Nature/Cosmological phenomena 16
Ammiṣaduqa RN PN 8
bēlum (EN) lord, master, proprietor, owner Social status/Groups/Professions 13
dādum I darling, favorite, sexual attractiveness Social status/Groups/Professions 13
irtum II kind of song Body/Body parts,Written texts/Literary terms 11
Ištar DN Deities/Divine sphere 6
meḫrum, miḫrum refrain, answer, person of an equal status, colleague; copy, equivalent Social status/Groups/Professions,Written texts/Literary terms 14
napḫarum (ŠU.NIGIN; PAP) total, sum, (the) whole, entirety Abstract concepts 11
râmum love, love-making Abstract concepts,Emotions/Feelings,Human activities/actions 12
ra'īmum loved, beloved Social status/Groups/Professions 7
šamnum (Ì; Ì.GIŠ) oil, fat, cream Food/Drink,Materials 9
šārum (IM) wind, breath, wind; wind, breath Nature/Cosmological phenomena 15
šipirtum message, letter, instruction, order Abstract concepts,Verbal expressions 10
tappātum female companion, partner, secondary wife Social status/Groups/Professions 4
Revision History
Ron-Gilboa, Guy
Transliteration, indices, translation
13/02/08
Wasserman, Nathan
Translation, commentary
24/11/08
Wasserman, Nathan
Web-formatting
24/09/09
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections
29/10/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections
08/11/10
Hess, Christian W.
Cataloguing
01/01/12
Wasserman, Nathan
Photography, web-imaging
08/03/12
Streck, Michael P.
Formatting
14/04/12
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections
01/08/13
Bloch, Yigal
Online formatting and reivsion
13/05/17