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.
Although L. Rost in the copy marks the faces simply as “obverse” and “reverse,” this must have been a two-columned tablet. A quite unusual layout feature of the tablet is that the scribe wrote directly on paragraph lines rather than below them. The text contains festival descriptions, which sometimes show variants unattested elsewhere; the deity Ankarti “of the queen” mentioned in ii 1′, 8′ (restored), iii 5, 17, and 20 (here spelled with NA instead of TI), is not attested elsewhere. The scribe uses sign variants and spellings which are untypical for cult inventories (older LI; ḫumant- instead of dapiant-, ii 5′, iii 22′; phonetic istanana- instead of ZAG.GAR.RA, ii 12′), and untypical are also the right-displacement of the last sign of a paragraph (iii 12′, 19′) and the mention of the KAŠ.GEŠTIN-drink (ii 15′). However, the formulae which are used in the text and the bipartition of the offerings support the classification as cult inventory.
Palaeography and orthography: Older LI (ii 8′, 15′), late QA (iii 13′).
ii 8′-9′: See Hoffner 1977: 74 and cf. iii 20′.
ii 11′: For pariyan tarna- “to let (something) go” (across), see CHD P 152 with an example from KBo 4.11 obv. 17, where the expression refers – as in our case – to the placement of cult offerings.
iii 4′: For the “rejoicing” formula, see Cammarosano 2014: 149-50, add this occurrence to the list.
iii 15′: This is one of the few – and unclear – references of “DLUGAL,” see van Gessel 1998: 716.
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.