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 of a thick three-columned tablet (max preserved thickness 47 mm).
This fragment, written in a rather cursive script, preserves festival descriptions, including a procession to a sacred spring (i 5′). The rite involves the lion-men (i 2′) and the “young women,” who “go to the fruit” and adorn the god (i 13′-14′). Paragraph no. 4 lists quotas of transportees (NAM.RA).
Palaeography and orthography: Script size 3-4 mm. Late LI (vi 4′). Note the unusual spellings ḫu-e-šú zé-an-da (i 10′), an-na-al-li-ú-u[š] (vi 4′).
i 5′: The proposed restoration assumes that the statuette is brought, as usual, to a stele, the position of which is specified as “in front of the spring.” Alternatively, one may assume that a stele is brought to the spring, a case otherwise unattested.
i 6′, 9′: The GN is not attested elsewhere.
i 16′: For peran šipant- “to perform an offering in front (of the gods),” see CHD P 310.
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.