AMD 1, 245 (fig. 5)

SEAL no. 7176

Images
  • CBS 7005 (CDLI No. P262058)CBS 7005 (CDLI No. P262058)
  • Finkel 1999a, 245 fig. 5Finkel 1999a, 245 fig. 5
Copy / Photo
245 fig. 5 (copy)
Tablet Siglum
CBS 7005
Measurements
circumference
Collection
University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Edition
Studies
Genre / Classification
Incantations, snake
Provenance
Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
Notes

Transliteration and translation follow generally Finkel 1999.

CDLI notes: "Babylonian Expedition II, Abu Habba (?)". The provenance Nippur after CDLI (Finkel 1999, 223: "unprovenanced").

CDLI No. P262058

Text

Obv.

1       šu-ut-tu-uh la-nam

2       da-mi-iq zu-um-ra-am

3       su-um-ki-nu-šu su-um-ki-in gišimmarim(gišGIŠIMMAR)

4       i-na šu-ub-tim i-ra-bi-iṣ ṣerrum(MUŠ)

5       i-na šu-up-pa-tim i-ra-bi-iṣ ba-aš-mu

6       ša ba-aš-mi-im ši-it-ta

7       qà-qá-da-tu-šu-ma

 

Rev.

8       7 li-ša-na-šu 7 pa-ar-ul-lu

9       ša ki-ša-di-šu

10     am-ha-aṣ! pa-ar-ku-ul(ras.)-la

11     ù pa-ra-ku-ul-la

12     ša-am-ma-nam ṣerri(MUŠ) qištim(gišTIR)

13     šu-ba-dam ṣerri(MUŠ) la ši-ip-tim

14     ṣerri(MUŠ) karānim(gišGEŠEIN.NA) ša it-ti wa-ši-pí-šu 

 

Lower edge

15     im-ta-ah-ṣú

 

Translation

Obv.

1         Elongated of form, 

2         Beauteous in body.

3         His (rotten) wood shavings are (rotten) shavings of palm-wood. 

4         The snake waits coiled in the dwelling, 

5         The serpent waits coiled among the rushes. 

6–7      As for the serpent, two are his heads, 

 

Rev.

8–9       Seven his forked-tongues, seven the par’ullu’s of his neck. 

10         I smote the parkulla

11         yes even the parakulla, 

12         Šammānu, the forest snake, 

13         Šubādu, the snake that cannot be conjured away, 

14         (Even) the wine-snake, who does battle with the exorcist (summoned against) him!

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
bašmum snake, horned viper, horned viper (Cerastes cerastes), mythical poisonous snake Diseases/Demons,Fauna (wild) 5, 6
damqum good Qualities/Attributes 2
gišimmarum (gišGIŠIMMAR) date palm Flora 3
karānum (GEŠTIN) vine, wine Food/Drink 14
kišādum (GÚ) neck, bank Body/Body parts 9
lānum body, figure; stature, form Body/Body parts 1
lišānum tongue (of flame), tongue, language Body/Body parts 8
maḫāṣum (v.) G to beat, strike; Gt to fight with each other 10, 15
pa-ar-ul-lu snake (a kind of) Fauna (wild) 8
par(a)kullum snake (a kind of) Fauna (wild) 10, 11
qaqqadum (SAG; SAG.KI) head, capital Body/Body parts 7
qištum (GIŠ.TIR) forest, wood Nature/Cosmological phenomena 12
rabāṣum (v.) G to sit, be recumbent, lie in wait, lurk; Gtn regularly sit on, settle 4, 5
šammānum snake (a kind of) Fauna (wild) 12
šatāḫum (v.) to stretch out, D make grow long 1
ṣerri (MUŠ) karānim (gišGEŠTIN.NA) wine snake Fauna (wild) 14
ṣerri (MUŠ) lā šiptim snake that cannot be conjured Fauna (wild) 13
ṣerri (MUŠ) qištim (gišTIR) forest snake Fauna (wild) 12
ṣerrum I (MUŠ) snake Fauna (wild) 4, 12, 13, 14
šiptum (ḖN; KAxUD) incantation, spell Rituals/Religious practices,Verbal expressions,Written texts/Literary terms 13
šubādum snake (a kind of) Fauna (wild) 13
šubtum, šuptum abode, dwelling, place, seat Abstract concepts,Fabricated objects,Locations/Buildings 4
sumkīnum rot, decayed matter Nature/Cosmological phenomena 3
šuppatum rush, sedge? Abstract concepts 5
wāšipum exorcist, sorcerer, magician Social status/Groups/Professions,Verbal expressions 14
zumrum body, person Body/Body parts 2
Revision History
Wagschal, Avigail
Transliteration, indices
01/01/07
Wagschal, Avigail
Formatting
22/09/08
Wasserman, Nathan
Translation, commentary, corrections
23/09/08
Wasserman, Nathan
Web-formatting
09/09/09
Bo, Zhang
Corrections (indices)
08/12/09
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections (formatting)
13/09/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections (commentary)
06/01/11
Zilberg, Peter
Indexing verbal forms
31/05/14
Oh, Malli
Indexing
19/10/14
Tulaikova, Yulia
Additions to Notes
22/10/17
Streck, Michael P.
Images, catalogue
26/07/19