• Ashurnasirpal II 047


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  • Ashurnasirpal II 047



  • tablet (originally anthropomorphic statue)
  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. 883-859
  • Kuyunjik (Nineveh)
  • Royal Inscription
  • Ashurnasirpal II

Ashurnasirpal II 047

o 1o 1


(1) Aššur, great lord, king of all [the great gods, ...]; lord of the lands, god Enlil, exalted one, [father of the gods, ...]; god Ea, king of the apsû, lord of wisdom (and) understanding, [...]; god Adad, the exceptionally strong, lord of abundance, [...]; god Šamaš, judge of heaven and underworld, commander of [all];

o 22

EN KUR.KUR.MEŠ dEN.LÍL ṣi-i-ru [a-bu DINGIR ...]

o 33

dé-a MAN ABZU EN -me-qi ḫa-si-[si ...]

o 44

dIŠKUR geš-ru šu-tu-ru EN ḪÉ.GÁL [...]

o 55

dšá-maš DI.KUD AN-e u KI-tim mu-ma-ʾe-er gi-[im-ri DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ]

(5b) [Great gods], who decree the destinies (and) make great the [(...) sovereignty of] Ashurnasirpal, attentive prince, worshipper of the great gods, [ferocious dragon], conqueror of cities and the entire highlands, [king of lords], controller of the obstinate, [crowned with] splendor, [fearless in battle], (10) merciless hero, he who stirs up [strife, king of all princes], lord of lords, chief herdsman, king of kings, attentive [purification priest], who by the command of Aššur and the god Ninurta [the great gods who had complete] authority over the people, subjects of the god Enlil, (and into whose) [grasp] they placed the exalted crown;

o 66

mu-šim-mu dNAM.MEŠ mu-šar-bu-u [MAN-ut (...)]

o 77

m-PAP-A NUN na--du pa-liḫ DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ UŠUMGAL [ek-du]

o 88

ka-šid URU.DIDLI u ḫur-šá-a-ni paṭ gim-ri-šú-nu [MAN EN.MEŠ-e]

o 99

mu-la-ʾi-iṭ ek-ṣu-te [a-pir šá]-lum-ma-[te la-di-ru tu-qu-un-ti]

o 1010

ur-šá-nu la pa-du-ú mu-ri-[ib a-nun-te MAN mal-ki]

o 1111

EN EN.MEŠ-e UTUL MAN MAN.MEŠ-ni [i-ši-pu]

o 1212

na-a-du ša ina siq-ri -šur u dMAŠ DINGIR.[MEŠ GAL.MEŠ?]

o 1313

UN.MEŠ ba-ʾu-la-at dBAD il-ta-[ap-ru gi-mir-ta]

o 1414

a-ga-a ṣi-i-ri ú*-šá-[at-me-ḫu ...]

o 1515

[m]-PAP-A MAN dan-nu ni-bit [...]

(15) Ashurnasirpal, strong king, designate [of the god(s) ...], valiant man who with the support [of Aššur ...] lands/mountains [...] lands/mountains [...]

o 1616

eṭ-lu qar-du ša ina tukul-ti [-šur ...]

o 1717

[...] x KUR.KUR.MEŠ x [...]

o 1818

[...] KUR.MEŠ x [...]

o 1919


r 1'1'

TA UGU NU MAN ša ÍD.ḫi-rit ša URU.[...]

(r 1') (Inscription) from a statue of the king on the bank of the moat of the city [...]

Based on A. Kirk Grayson, Assyrian Rulers of the Early First Millennium BC I (1114-859 BC) (RIMA 2), Toronto, 1991. Adapted by Jamie Novotny (2015-16) and lemmatized and updated by Nathan Morello (2016-17) for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation-funded OIMEA Project at the Historisches Seminar - Abteilung Alte Geschichte of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as