The Mari ritual
Artifact: Clay tablet
Period: Late Old Babylonian Period (ca 1800-1595 BC)
Text genre, language: Literary; Akkadian
Description: The text contains a long description of the events and actions surrounding a ritual on behalf of the goddess Ishtar. Incipits to lamentations and songs, the placement of statues, musicians, and other participants are described in great detail. (Klaus Wagensonner, University of Oxford)
Handcopy: FM III, no. 2
Editions: Durand, J.M. and M. Guichard. 1997. "Les rituels de Mari," Florilegium marianum III (Paris), 19 - 78, no. 2.