BM 115743

SEAL no. 7152

Tablet Siglum
BM 115743 (1923,0113.24)
6.6 x 4.7
British Museum, London
Wasserman, in preparation
Genre / Classification
Incantations, love?

Ch. Walker: "Literary; Akkadian love incantations".

BM online: "Clay tablet with twelve lines of inscription on obverse side only; literary?; Old Babylonian; complete; one corner chipped".


1 ḫa-an-zu-ru mu-ra-li

2 ḫa-an-zu-ru ⌈mu-ra⌉-ra-li

3 ša aš-ti i-na-ke-e-em

4 li-is-su?-úḫ?⌉ […] li [(x)]

5 ba-aš-ti a-qá-ra-an šu-mi-iḫ

6 mar-ra-ta

7 e-ri-šam mu-ur-ru-ur› ⌈mu-ra⌉-li

8 mu-ra-ra-li

9 pé-ḫi a-aḫ ap-pí li-iḫ li-iḫ-ḫi

10 pí-sa ⌈KU4pí-su GUR-ma

11 wa-a-kam li-is!(MA)-su-úḫ li-na-di-i


1–2 ḫanzuru murali, ḫanzuru murarali

3–4 Whoever is fornicating with my wife – may (s)he remove [(his)] …!

5 I am piling up my sexual dignity. Make(m.) it grow abundantly!

6–7 You(m.) are bitter! Very bitter as of scent!

7–8 murali, murarali

9 Seal off the sides of the nose! liḫ liḫḫi

10 May it (i.e. the bitterness) enter her mouth?, (then) may it go back to his mouth!?

11 May she remove the weak one?! May he be rejected!

Word Translation Semantic Line
aḫum II arm, side; bank (of river) 9
akûm I weak, powerless, humble 11
appum nose, tip, crown (of tree) 9
aššatum, aštum wife 3
bāštum dignity, pride 5
erēbum (v.) (KU4) G to enter, come in; Š cause to enter, bring in 10
erīšum scent, fragrance 7
marārum (v.) G to become bitter; D make bitter 6, 7
nadûm III (v.) G to throw down, lay down; N to be rejected 11
nasāḫum (v.) G to tear out, pull out, remove; G~D; N pass. be extracted, torn out 4, 11
niākum (v.) G to have sexual intercourse 3
peḫûm (v.) to close up, seal 9
pûm I (KA) mouth, statement, command, opening 10
qarānum (v.) to stack up, pile on 5
šamāḫum (v.) to grow, flourish; be magnificent, D make flourish, to grow, flourish 5
târum (v.) (GUR) G to turn, return, become again; D to bring, send, give, pay back 10
Revision History
Tulaikova, Yulia