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Seal legends: Uqnitum


Note on provenance. The rollings from which the composites shown below are made come from the service wing AK of the Palace. More precise information will be found in the publications.

q1 – NIN / bending figures
q2 – DAM Tupkish / royal consorts
q3 – DAM a / boar
q4 – DAM b / lyre a
q5 – DAM b inverted ? / lyre b
q6 – DAM c / lyre and table a
q7 – DAM d / lyre and table b
q8 – DAM e / lyre and table c


q1 – NIN / bending figures



Identification number q1
Publications 1995-96 G. Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati pp. 14-16
Language Hurrian (?)
Date Early Naram-Sin
Entry author and date G. Buccellati, November 2002
Note On this seal, the legend is in the same direction as the scene (rather than "sideways"). This is quite exceptional, and may have an intentional symbolic value – i.e., to show the burden of the royal authority over the bending figures, on whose back the case of the legend rests.

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ZA.GIN3-ni-tum
NIN
Uqnitum
alla.
Uqnitum
the queen.

2 The Hurrian reading alla "queen" for the logogram NIN is purely hypothetical. It is conceivable that the logogram might have been read with its Sumerian value, or even that the Akkadian term šarratum may have been used for a queen with an Akkdain name such as Uqnitum. The same applies to the reading ašti for DAM, "wife," in the following seals.

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q2 – DAM Tupkish / royal consorts



Identification number q2
Publications 1995-96 G. Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati pp. 15-17
Language Hurrian (?)
Date Early Naram-Sin
Entry author and date G. Buccellati, November 2002

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GIN3.ZA-ni-tum
DAM
Tup-ki-iš
Uqnitum,
ašti
Tupkiš.
Uqnitum,
the wife
of Tupkish.

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q3 – DAM a / boar



Identification number q3
Publications 1995-96 G. Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati pp. 15, 17
Language Hurrian (?)
Date Early Naram-Sin
Entry author and date G. Buccellati, November 2002

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GIN3.ZA-ni-tum
DAM
Uqnitum,
ašti.
Uqnitum,
the wife.

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q4 – DAM b / lyre a



Identification number q4
Publications 1995-96 G. Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati pp. 15, 17f.
Language Hurrian (?)
Date Early Naram-Sin
Entry author and date G. Buccellati, November 2002

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ZA.GIN3-ni-tum
DAM
Uqnitum,
ašti.
Uqnitum,
the wife.

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q5 – DAM b inverted ? / lyre b



Identification number q5
Publications 1995-96 G. Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati pp. 15, 19
Language Hurrian (?)
Date Early Naram-Sin
Entry author and date G. Buccellati, November 2002

Note. No cuneiform legend is preserved in the 3 rollings preserved from this seal, but it seems reasonable to assume that an inverted cuneiform text matched the inverted scene.

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q6 – DAM c / lyre and table a



Identification number q6
Publications 1995-96 G. Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati pp. 19-20
Language Hurrian (?)
Date Early Naram-Sin
Entry author and date G. Buccellati, November 2002

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ZA.GIN3-ni-tum
DAM
Uqnitum,
ašti.
Uqnitum,
the wife.




q7 – DAM d / lyre and table b



Identification number q7
Publications 1995-96 G. Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati pp. 19-20
Language Hurrian (?)
Date Early Naram-Sin
Entry author and date G. Buccellati, November 2002

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[ZA.GIN3]-^[ni]^-
-tum
DAM
Uqnitum,

ašti.
Uqnitum,
the wife.


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q8 – DAM e / lyre and table c



Identification number q8
Publications 1995-96 G. Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati pp. 19-20
Language Hurrian (?)
Date Early Naram-Sin
Entry author and date G. Buccellati, November 2002

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GIN3!?.ZA!?-ni!?-
-[t]um!?
^[D]^AM
Uqnitum,

ašti.
Uqnitum,
the wife.

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