Basis of the edition
The present edition is based on the photographs available at the Mainzer Photoarchiv of the Hethitologie Portal Mainz, as well as the available hand-copies and relevant secondary literature up to 2019. When the original manuscripts have been collated, this is noted in the commentary.
Previous editions: Hazenbos 2003: 73-74.
Noteworthy in this fragment are the occurrence of the rare verb lappina(e)- (obv. 3′), the formula on “bringing the gods” applied to a cult image (obv. 4′), and the explicit reference to the participation of the “town” in a seasonal festival (rev. 1-3, with a procession to a mountain).
obv. 3′: The verb lappina(e)- is attested only here and in another cult inventory, Bo 5230 12′. In both fragments, the form occurs shortly after the formula on the setting of lamps. CHD L-N 45 puts forward a possible interpretation “to light(?), to insert a wick (in a lamp)(?).”
obv. 4′-5′: This passage seems to configure a situation in which a preexisting cult image is “brought” to the king, who decides that a new one has to be made.
CC BY-SA 4.0 Michele Cammarosano | Produced as part of the research project Critical edition, digital publication, and systematic analysis of the Hittite cult-inventories (CTH 501-530), funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) – project number 298302760, 2016–2020.