RA 70, 135/137

SEAL no. 7058

  • AUAM 73.3094 (CDLI P249267)AUAM 73.3094 (CDLI P249267)
  • Cohen M. E. 1976, 135Cohen M. E. 1976, 135
  • Cohen M. E. 1976, 137Cohen M. E. 1976, 137
Copy / Photo
135, 137 (copy)
Tablet Siglum
AUAM 73.3094
Siegfried H. Horn Museum, Institute of Archaeology, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan
Genre / Classification
Incantations, childbirth

Marduk-Ea type. CDLI P249267 ("Ur III Administrative").



1 [én-é-nu-ru]

2 [munus du-da-a-ni ma-gi4 a mi-ni-ri]

3 [… …]

4 [… munus du-da-a-ni ma-gi4 a mi-ni]-ri

[…] ki-ma e-le-pí i-te-i-il

5 [munus du-da-a-ni ma-gi4 a mi]-ni-ri

[… a-ta-al-lu]-ki-ša ki-ma e-le-pí i-te-i-il

6 [… munus du-d]a-a-ni ma-gi4 a mi-ni-ri

[…] i-na a-ta-al-lu-ki-ša ki-ma e-le-ep-pí i-te-i-il

7 [x an-ú]r du-da-a-ni ma-gi4 a mi-ni-ri

[i-ši]-id ša-me-e ù er-ṣe-tim i-na a-ta-lu-ki-ša ki-ma e-le-pí i-te-i-il

8 ⌈ma-še⌉-ma-ta še-em im-mi-in-si

ki-ma e-le-ep ri-qí ri-qí ma-li-a-at

9 ma-e-re-na-ta e-re-en im-mi-in-[si]

ki-ma e-le-ep e-re-ni e-re-na-am ma-li-[a-at]

10 ma-še-em-e-re-na-ta še-em-e-re-na im-mi-[in-si]

ki-ma e-le-ep ri-qí e-re-ni ri-qí e-re-n[a-am ma-li-a-at]

11 ma-gu-ug-za-gi-na gu-ug-za-gi-na im-mi-i[n-si]

ki-ma e-le-ep sa-am-tim ù uq-ni-im sa-am-t[a-am ù uq-na-am ma-li-a-at]

12 ù gu-ug nu-zu ù za-gi-i[n nu-zu]

ù sa-am-tum ú-ul i-di ù uq-nu-ú-um ú-u[l i-di]

13 ma kar za-la-na kar-ta ba-an-ta-ge4

a-na ka-ar ta-ši-la-tim i-te-i-i[l]

14 dAsar-lú-ḫi i-gi im-ma-an-s[um]

 [d]Marduk⌉(AMAR.UTU) [… …]

15 [a-a-ni dEn-ki-ra é-a ba-an-ši-ku4 gù mu-na-an-dé-e]

[… …]

16 [a-a-mu munus du-da-a-ni ma-gi4 a mi-ni-ri]

17 [… munus du-da-a-ni ma-gi4 a mi-ni-ri]

18 [… munus du-da-a-ni ma-gi4 a mi-ni-ri]

19 [a-rá-min-na-kám-ma-aš-šu-ub-du]

20 [… …]

21 [dEn-ki dAsar-lú-ḫi dumu-ni-ra mu-na-ni-íb-gi4-gi4]

22 [… …]

23 [dAsar-lú-ḫi a-na ma-ra-bé a-na a-ra-ab-daḫ]

24 [… …]

25 [ì-ga-zu-mu ù za-e nì-gá-zi]

26 [… …]

27 [ù za-e ì-ga-zu]-a [ gá-e nì-gá-zi]

[… ti]-du-ú a-na-ku lu-⌈x x⌉ ()

28 gin-na ⌈dumu⌉-[mu] al-kam [dMarduk]

29 gi-sú-ug-bàn-da-eri4-du10-ga šu [ù-me-ti]

qá-na-a ša Sú-ug-bàn-da ša Eri4-du10-ga i-na [le-qí-i]

30 ia-ab-kù-ga ga-ra-ab-ši-il-la-ma šà-ba [ù-me-ni-dub]

ša-ma-an li-it-tim el-le-tim li-iš-da-am […] šu-pu-uk

31 saḫar sila-⌈lam4⌉-bi e-pí-ir su-qí er-be-t[i]

32 ⌈x⌉ [x x] id li ib [x] GIŠ ⌈x x⌉ zi (…)

33 ⌈x⌉ […  ⌈x⌉ tim ša ⌈x⌉ ni im

34 […] ba ⌈x⌉ […] ⌈x⌉du? ki ta (x)

[…] nu nu tim ḫa ma⌉ am mi im ⌈x x⌉ im me [x]

[…]-e mi-it-ḫa-ri-iš bu-ul-li-il ⌈x⌉ […]

35 […] ⌈x⌉ ḫé-en-[x]-ge4

[e-li a-bu-un-na-ti]-ša he-pé-e-ma

36 [tukum-bi ni]n?-ta x tukul-a-ni igi [mu-u]n-ši-in-bar

[šum-ma] ma-ar a-na ka-ki šu-a-ši [ip-pa]-li-su

37 [tukum-bi munus ⌈x⌉ TUK ga-ri-im-⌈ma⌉-a-ni igi [mu-un-ši-in]-bar

[šum-ma ma-r]a-at a-na ⌈x⌉-[…šu]-a-<ši> i-[ip-pa]-⌈li-su

38 […] til la ḫé a sa ⌈x⌉

39 […] dUtu-kam ḫ́é-⌈em⌉-ma-ra-⌈è⌉

[…] ⌈x⌉-tim li-it-ta-aṣ-<ṣi>

40 [KA-inim-ma munus ⌈ù-tu-da⌉

41                                  […] gu4


1 [Enenuru incantation]:

2–3 [The woman, when walking about, wobbles like a boat],

4 [… The woman(?), when walking about], wobbles like a boat,

5 [… The woman(?), when walking] about, wobbles like a boat,

6 [… The woman(?)], when walking about, wobbles like a boat,

7 The horizon, when she is walking about, wobbles like a boat.

8 Like a boat (carrying) aromatics, she is filled with aromatics,

9 Like a boat (carrying) cedar, she is filled with cedar,

10 Like a boat (carrying) aromatics and cedar, [she is filled] with aromatics and cedar,

11 Like a boat (carrying) carnelian and lapis-lazuli, [she is filled] with carne[lian and lapis lazuli],

12 Is it carnelian? she knows not; Is it lapis-lazuli? she knows not.

13 She wobbles towards the quay of celebrations.

14 Marduk [observed this],

15 (Sum.) [To his father Enki, into the house he came in, calling to him… …]:

16-18 (Sum.) - “[Father: the woman, about to give birth, leads the boat in the water; the woman, about to give birth, leads the boat in the water]”

19 (Sum.) [When saying this for the second time… …],

21 (Sum.) [Enki answers his son Asarluḫi]:

23 (Sum.) - “[Asarluḫi, what could I say to you? What could I add to you?... …]”

25 (Sum.) “[What I know, you (also) know yourself… …]”,

27 “[What] you know [yourself], I [know] (too)”.

28  “Come [Marduk)”,

29 “When [taking] a reed of the Little Marsh of Eridu”,

30 “Pour the fat-milk of a pure cow, and the cream of [a mother cow]”,

31  “dust from a crossroads”,

… …

34  “[…] mix together […]”

35 “break it [above her navel]!”

36 [If] it is a boy, they [look]ed at his “weapon”,

37 [If] it is a g[irl], they [look]edat[h]er [“crucible”(?)],

38  (Sum.) … …

39 May he come out [(to the light?)]

40  [Incantation] for [a woman] in labor.

41  […] .

Word Translation Semantic Line
alākum (v.) (//du) G to go, walk; Gt go off, away; Gtn wander, go repeatedly, roam about, walk Written texts/Literary terms 5, 6, 7
alākum (v.) (//gen) G to go, walk; Gt go off, away; Gtn wander, go repeatedly, roam about, walk 28
balālum (v.) G to mix up; D coat, smear 34
edûm (v.) (//zu) G to know 12, 27
eleppum (//ma) ship, boat Fabricated objects 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
eperum (//saḫar) earth, soil, dust Materials 31
erēnum (//e-re-en) cedar Flora 9,10
Eridu GN GN 29
erṣetum (//úr) earth, land, underworld Nature/Cosmological phenomena 7
e'ēlum (v.) (//a ~ri) G to bind (on), tie up 4,5,6,7
e'ēlum (v.) (//gi4) G to bind (on), tie up 13
ḫepûm (v.) (//gi4) G to break, ruin, destroy; N to be broken 35
išdum (SUḪUŠ) foundation, base; root Fabricated objects,Locations/Buildings 7
kakkum (//giš.tukul) stick, weapon, battle Fabricated objects 36
kārum I (//kar) quay, port Locations/Buildings 13
lišdum (//ga-ra) cream Food/Drink 30
lītum, littum II (//ab) cow Fauna (domestic) 30
malûm IV (v.) (//si) G to become full, fill up; D fill (up) 8, 9,, [10], [11]
Marduk (//dAsar-lú-ḫi) DN Deities/Divine sphere 14
mārtum (//munus) daughter, girl Kinship terms 37
mārum (//nin?) boy, son, descendant Kinship terms 36
mitḫāriš in the same manner, in equal shares, altogether 34
palāsum (v.) (//igi ~bar) G to look at, towards; N look, gaze, consider; Ntn iter. constantly gaze at; to look, glance 36, 37
qanûm (//gi) reed, cane Flora 29
rīqum II (//še-em) aromatic substance Materials 8, 10
šamnum (//ia) oil, fat, cream Food/Drink,Materials 30
sāmtum (//gu-ug) redness, carnelian Materials 11, 12
šamû I (AN) (//an) sky, heaven Nature/Cosmological phenomena 7
šapākum (v.) (//dub) G to heap, pour on 30
Sugbanda (//sú-ug-bàn-da) GN GN 29
sūq erbettim (//sila límmu) fourways, square Locations/Buildings 31
tašīltum (//za-la-na) celebration Human activities/actions 13
uqnûm (//za-gi-na) lapis lazuli, turquoise Materials 11, 12
waṣûm (v.) (//è) G to go out, depart; Š caus. of G 39
Revision History
Shlivinski, Rani
Transliteration, indices
Gabbay, Uri
Translation, commentary
Wasserman, Nathan
Translation, commentary
Bo, Zhang
Wasserman, Nathan
Meltzer, Keren
Zilberg, Peter
Indexing verbal forms
Oh, Malli
Streck, Michael P.
Filename, images, catalogue
Tulaikova, Yulia
Index, corrections