• Sargon II 2001


  • Q006643



  • bowl; jar; mirror
  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Nimrud (Kalhu)
  • Royal Inscription

Sargon II 2001


šá fa-ta-li-a MUNUS.É.GAL šá mMAN-GIN MAN KUR 1

(1) (Property) of Atalia, queen of Sargon (II), king of Assyria.

1Ex. 3 has fa-tal-ia-a for fa-ta-li-ia-a. S. Parpola (SAAB 2/2 [1988] pp. 73–76) argues that the reading of MUNUS.É.GAL is issi ekalli > sēgallu; cf. the discussion in Borger, MZ pp. 346–348. The translation of this term, which literally means “palace woman,” as “queen” is a matter of some scholarly discussion; it is translated as “queen” in Tadmor and Yamada, RINAP 1 pp. 164–167 Tiglath-pileser III nos. 2003–2005 and pp. 187–188 Shalmaneser V nos. 2001–2002 and as “wife” in Leichty, RINAP 4 pp. 313–323 nos. 2001–2009.

Created by Grant Frame and the Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period (RINAP) Project, 2019. Adapted for RINAP Online by Joshua Jeffers and Jamie Novotny and lemmatized by Giulia Lentini, Nathan Morello, and Jamie Novotny, 2019, 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.