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.
Collated (March 2020). Fragment from the right column of a thick tablet (max preserved thickness 35 mm), one side is heavily burned. Fine-grained clay, now red in color.
The fragment lists in the first preserved paragraph temple paraphernalia, including a shield, musical instruments, and the accoutrements of Pi[rwa]; the second paragraph preserves mentions of cult offerings within a festival description, with Pirwa appearing on line 12′. In no way the fragment can be considered a likely parallel of IBoT 2.131 (contra Imparati 1990: 166 fn. 2).
Palaeography and orthography: Script size ca. 4 mm. The variant of PAL used in line 3′ (correctly represented in the copy) is not booked under HZL no. 4.
3′-4′: On the galgalturi, a kind of cymbal or rattle, see de Martino 1995: 486 with literature.
9′: This word is perhaps related to the lion-men, see Weeden 2011: 287 fn. 1328.
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.