CCP 4.1.7.C.c - Sagig 7 (?) C

Catalogue information
British Museum
BM 49044
81-11-3,1755
BabylonBabylon (Rassam)
CDLI: 
P470057
Commentary
MedicalDiagnostic and prognostic

Broken

Base text: 
Sagig 7 (?)
Commentary no: 
C
Tablet information
Babylonian
Fragment
Lines: 
12
Size: 
4,2 × 2,1 cm
Neo/Late Babylonian, specifics unknown
Record
Jiménez, 11/2016 (Transliteration)
Jiménez, 11/2016 (Translation)
Jiménez, 11/2016 (Introduction)
Schmidtchen, 11/2016 (Suggestions and corrections)
By Enrique Jiménez |
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Jiménez, E., “Commentary on Sagig 7 (?) (CCP no. 4.1.7.C.c),” Cuneiform Commentaries Project (2017), at http://ccp.yale.edu/P470057 (accessed September 20, 2017)
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Introduction

This small fragment from the lower left corner of a tablet contains what appears to be a commentary on a medical text. Since one of the entries (l. 10′), “he has been sick during the 31st day, hand of DN,” is only known in Sagig (e.g. Sagig XIII 13, 44, 67, 79, 108, 130, XVII 26, XVIII 38′), this fragment is here tentatively identified as part of a commentary on the diagnostic series. Line 11′ seems to justify the association between the “31st day” and the “hand of Sîn.”

Only one other commentary on Sagig is known in the 81-11-3 consignment, namely BM 48727+ (+) BM 48729 (CCP 4.1.7.C.a (+) CCP 4.1.7.C.b, commentary on Sagig VII). The small and slanted script of the present fragment is strongly reminiscent of that of BM 48727+(+), which suggests that they might be part of the same tablet. Unfortunately, the fragmentary state of conservation of Sagig VII precludes any certain identification.

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BM 049044 (unpublished unassigned ?) [Commentary (Miscellanea)]

Obverse
o 1' o 1'

x x [...]

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o 2' 2'

x x x [...]

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o 3' 3'

x x [...]

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o 4' 4'

x x [...]

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o 5' 5'

ši-⸢x [(x)] x [...] 1

... [...]

o 6' 6'

ša₂-a-qu : la [...] 2

To level off ... [...]

o 7' 7'

-ḫa-bi : x⸣-[...]

... [...]

o 8' 8'

GU₃gu-za.⸢LUM? : ta?⸣-[...] 3

means ... [...]

o 9' 9'

UR₂ : še-e-pi : LAGAB? [...]

úr means “foot.” ... [...]

o 10' 10'

U₄ 31.KAM ŠU d[30 ...] 4

“31st day, hand of [Sîn] [...]

o 11' 11'

ITI : d30 [...]

“Month” means “moon” [...]

o 12' 12'

ša₂-pa⸣-ra GIR₃ [...] 5

“To send,” ... [...]


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Reverse
r r NaN  reverse completely broken

1The sign after ši does not appear to be i (hence, šīqu seems impossible). E. Schmidtchen (private communication) suggests a reading ši-⸢qu.

2E. Schmidtchen (private communication) suggests reading ša₂-a-al?, and compares the entry to Sagig VII 39′ DIŠKA⸣-šu₂ DAB.DAB-ma an-na ma!-gal la ip-pal.

3E. Schmidtchen (private communication) suggests that the first entry might explain the logogram ZU₂.GUZ = kaṣāṣu, “to gnaw”.

4According to E. Schmidtchen (private communication), no omen referring to the 31st day of the month is attested within the known manuscripts of Sagig VII.

5As noted by to E. Schmidtchen (private communication), this line could also be read as ša₂pa-ra-⸢aṣ[...].

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