Uncertain Fragments (1114-859 BC)

Adapted from Grayson RIMA 2, pp. 394-395.

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1013

This fragmentary text, inscribed on a stone fragment found at Nineveh, could be a text of Ashurnasirpal II [/riao/theassyrianempire883745bc/ashurnasirpalii/index.html] (883-859 BC); but it could just as well be of various kings whose texts are edited here. It seems to describe work on the Ištar temple. The original has not been located. A copy was published by Thompson, AAA 19 p. 113 and pi. LXXVH no. 182. Cf. Schramm, EAK 2 p. 51 and Grayson, ARI 2 ci 45.

Source: AAA 19 p. 113 pl. LXXVII no. 182

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 394 A.0.0.1013 (study)


1014

This broken text on a piece of clay tablet (K 9264) mentions [...] šamši- 10 MAN KUR AŠ 'Šamši-Adad, king of Assyria'. Cf. Bezold, Cat. 3 p. 998.

Source: K 09264

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 394 A.0.0.1014 (study)


1015

This fragmentary text, on a broken clay tablet (K 11256), is very difficult to decipher but the object has the general appearance of a ninth-century annals tablet. Cf. Bezold, Cat. 3 p. 1151.

Source: K 11256

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 394 A.0.0.1015 (study)


1016

This bit of text is inscribed on a tiny clay tablet fragment (K 4529). Not enough is preserved for any coherent phrases to be deciphered but it is probably a piece of a royal inscription of this period. Cf. Bezold, Cat. 2 p. 639; Winckler, OLZ 1 70; and Grayson, ARI 2 p. 115 n. 468 b vii.

Source: K 04529

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 394 A.0.0.1016 (study)


1017

This piece of text is inscribed on a clay tablet fragment (K 6712) which has the red slip characteristic of late MA tablets (see the introduction to this volume). Nothing meaningful can be deciphered, although it is a royal inscription. Cf. Bezold, Cat. 2 p. 804.

Source: K 06712

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 395 A.0.0.1017 (study)


1018

This bit of text is on a minuscule fragment of a clay tablet (K 20242) which W.G. Lambert kindly drew to my attention. It appears to be from a late MA royal inscription.

Source: K 20242

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 395 A.0.0.1018 (study)


Clay Cone Fragments from Nineveh

There are numerous clay cone fragments from Nineveh which cannot be identified with any particular king. Since the vast majority of such fragments which can be identified belong to Ashurnasirpal II [/riao/theassyrianempire883745bc/ashurnasirpalii/index.html] (883-859 BC) (see the introduction to text no. 56).

1019

This clay cone fragment (BM 98719 = 1905-4-9,225) mentions [L]Ú.SIPA KUR aš-šur.KI 'shepherd of Assyria' (cf. Seux, ERAS p. 248) and construction work (on the Ištar temple?) by previous kings. Cf. King, Cat. p. 67.

Source: BM 098719 (1905-04-09, 0225)

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 396 A.0.0.1019 (study)


1020

This fragmentary clay cone (BM 98720 - 1905-4-9,226) refers to É d[...] 'the temple of the deity [Ištar]' which was 'built for the life of a-na TI.LA X x [... e]-pu-uš. Cf. King, Cat. p. 67.

Source: BM 098720 (1905-04-09, 0226)

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 396 A.0.0.1020 (study)


1021

This clay cone fragment (56-9-9,137) has only the beginnings of two lines: a-na dx [...] a-na dx [...] "For the deity [...], for the deity [...]".

Source: 1856-09-09, 0137

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 396 A.0.0.1021 (study)


1022

Nothing certain can be identified on this clay cone fragment (56-9-9,166).

Source: 1856-09-09, 0166

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 396 A.0.0.1022 (study)


1023

This clay cone fragment, like teyts nos. 1024-1025, is in the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and published with their permission. I (= Grayson) am grateful to John A. Brinkman for drawing my attention to these fragments and allowing me to study them. They were purchased by Chiera in Mosul in 1928. The present fragment (A 16932) has remains of titles in the first two lines: [... šakin] BAD ŠID aš-šur [... šakìn B]AD ŠID aš-šur [...] '[... appointee of] Enlil, vice-regent of Aššur, [... appointee of E]nlil, vice-regent of Aššur [...]'. Traces of a third line, and possibly more lines, are indecipherable.

Source: A 16932

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 397 A.0.0.1023 (study)


1024

This fragmentary clay cone in the Oriental Institute, Chicago (A 16938 — see text no 1023), has traces of ten lines but nothing coherent can be deciphered.

Source: A 16938

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 397 A.0.0.1024 (study)


1025

This fragmentary clay cone in the Oriental Institute, Chicago (A 16960 — see text no. 1023), has traces of eight lines. It is inscribed in 'archaic' script (see RIMA 1 p. 6). The name aš-šur appears in line 4 and NUMUN-šu "his seed" in line 5.

Source: A 16960

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 397 A.0.0.1025 (study)


1026

Only the geographic name Nairi (na-⸢ʾi-ri⸣) can be read with certainty in this minuscule clay cone fragment (BM 128211 = 1929-10-12,867). Cf. Lambert and Millard, Cat. p. 55.

Source: BM 128211 (1929-10-12, 0867)

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 p. 397 A.0.0.1026 (study)

Nathan Morello

Nathan Morello, 'Uncertain Fragments (1114-859 BC)', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/unidentifiedfragments/uncertainfragments1114859bc/]

 
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