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.
The fragment preserves fragmentary descriptions of precious cult images; one of them is said to be decorated with eight sun disks of silver (obv. 3′). Most relevant is the description of a statuette of the goddess Anzili (obv. 8′-9′ff., see Güterbock 1983: 210).
Palaeography: Late DI (rev. 9′!).
obv. 4′: The karnaši/a- was an object on which things could be placed, see Klinger 1996: 448 for discussion.
obv. 11′-12′: On the NUNUZ stone see Polvani 1988: 149-59.
rev. 6′: A rare reference to a horse which is “set up,” as part of a cult image. Cf. KUB 38.4 and see CHD P 208 for the tentative restoration of ALAM.
rev. 7′: Note the unusual detail of a silver axe (AL KÙ.BABBAR) held by the deity.
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.