Prayer to the Gods of the Night

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience:
Period: Late Old Babylonian Period (ca 1800-1595 BC)
Current location: State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation (Erm 15642)
Text genre, language: Literary; Akkadian
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Description: This short composition contains 24 lines. In the first part the text describes nightfall, when the gates have been locked and people in the land are silent. The great gods too, ceased to give judgments. The second part is a prayer to the gods of the night, among others, Girra, Erra and several constellations in the night sky. (Klaus Wagensonner, University of Oxford)

Handcopy:

Editions: see SEAL 2.1.4.1

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