Sumerian Cuneiform Clay Brick: Enlil Bani:  King of Isin

14696. Sumerian Cuneiform Clay Brick: Enlil Bani: King of Isin

Isin Dynasty, Ca. 1860 to 1837 BC

Enlil-Bani, the shepherd who makes everything abundant for Nippur, the farmer (who Brings forth) mighty Barley for Ur, who purifies the regulations of Eridu, favorite en-priest of Uruk, King of (the city) Isin, king of Sumer and Akkad, spouse chosen by the heart of Inanna. Inscribed in a cuneiform script. A standard Inscription. E.4.1.10.1
Translated as follows:
1.den-líl-ba-ni Enlil-bani,
2. sipa níg-nam-šár-ra shepherd who makes everything abundant
3. nibruki for Nippur,
4. engar še-mah the farmer (who brings forth) mighty barley
5. ŠEŠ.UNUki-ga for Ur,
6. me NUNki?-ga who purifies the regulations of Eridu,
7. kù-kù-ge
8. en še-ga favorite en-priest
9. unuki-ga of Uruk,
10. lugal ì-si-inki-na king of Isin,
11. lugal ki-en-gi ki-uri3 king of Sumer and Akkad,
12. dam šà-ge pà-da spouse chosen by the heart
13. dinanna of Inanna.

Provenance: Ex private Brooklyn collection, Acq London Art Market, around 2005. Repaired and surface worn.
Rare.

$1,850


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