BiOr 75, 21f.

SEAL no. 7052

Measurements
circumference
4.2 x 6.0
cm
Collection
Private collection (anonymous)
Edition
Genre / Classification
Incantations, sick baby
Provenance
Text

Obv.

da-du-um-mi da-du-um

uk-ku-pa-ma

da-da-ru-um

ši-ni-iḫ-šu (ras.) mu-tu-um

am-ma-at mu-tu-um

ú-uṭ ba-⌈la⌉-ṭú

ši-in ši-z[i]-⌈i

 

Rev.

8 a-ma-ru ša DINGIR-[šu]

9 ú-da?!-am-mi-q[á-am/aš-šu]

10 ⌈d+En-ki dMarduk (⌈d?AMAR?.UTU⌉) dGu-la

11 ⌈dNin?⌉-⌈ka?⌉-⌈ra⌉-⌈ak?dNin⌉-[girim?]

12 ka-inim-ma [da?-du?]-um

13 ti-la-kám

 

Translation

1–2 The beloved child, beloved child is about (to die).

3–4 The ill-smelling daddarum-thorn, its blockage (in the child’s throat) is death.

5–8 Death – one cubit; life – half-cubit; two times one-third cubit – the (caring) glance of the god...

9–10 The god(?) and ... the god... improved (the baby’s feeling).

11 Ninkarak(?) (and?) the god...

12–13 Incantation to revive a [beloved ch]ild.

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
amārum (v.) G to see; catch sight of; N pass. of G, be found 8
ammatum I forearm, cubit 5
balāṭum (TI) life, vigour, good health 6
daddarum centaury 3
dādum I darling, favorite, sexual attractiveness 1, [12]
damāqum (v.) G to improve (intrans.) D to improve (trans.) 9
ekēpum (v.) to come close, approach; G (in space, time); D (of time) draw near 2
Enki DN [10]
Gula DN [10]
ilum (DINGIR) god, deity 8
KA.INIM.MA incantation formula, incantation 12
Marduk DN [10]
mūtum death 4,5
Ningirim DN [11]
Ninkarrak DN [11]
šina II two 7
šini'tum blockage (of throat) 4
šizûm one-third cubit 7
ūṭum span, half-cubit 6
Revision History
Wasserman, Nathan
Cataloguing
23/09/17
Wasserman, Nathan
Transliteration, translation, commentary
15/08/19
Zomer, Elyze
Revision
09/08/20
Tulaikova, Yulia
Indexing
18/01/21