Hittite Cult Inventories

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Citatio: M. Cammarosano (ed.), hethiter.net/: CTH 527.6 (INTR 2020-04-07)

Cult inventory

(CTH 527.6)

Textual tradition



KBo 2.16

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: 115-16.

Güterbock 1946: 483 suggested that this fragment may constitute a join to KBo 2.1, but this seems impossible based both on the dimensions and shape, and on the sign forms (KBo 2.1 regularly used the simplified ALAM, see Cammarosano 2018: 190-91, whereas KBo 2.16 does not). The fragment represents the incipit of a cult inventory in which several cult images are listed and described, each one being related to a specific deity. Note the mention of objects “hanging from the neck of the Storm god” (i 3).

i 4-8: For other cases of bowls used as cult images, see KBo 70.109+.

i 10: For SI.BÚN, cf. commentary on IBoT 2.103 ii 12′ and KBo 2.1 rev. iv 2.

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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