Hittite Cult Inventories

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Citatio: M. Cammarosano (ed.), hethiter.net/: CTH 527.21 (INTR 2020-04-15)

Cult inventory

(CTH 527.21)

Textual tradition



KBo 30.130

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: 144.

This fragment is written in the so-called Middle Script. Since it contains expressions which are typical for cult inventories (karu, NU.GÁL), may represent a rare case of a pre-NS example of the genre (Hazenbos 2003: 144, Cammarosano 2012: 6). On the other hand, the preserved text is too ␣␣scanty to provide a secure basis for the attribution to a specific text genre. The occurrence of the word ḫuwaši in phonetic spelling (and not, as usual in cult inventories, in logographic writing) is coherent with the above observations, suggesting a pre-NS dating or the attribution to another genre.

5: Whether this is the pret. pl. 3 of ešša-/išša- is unclear to me.

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.

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