Hittite Cult Inventories

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Citatio: M. Cammarosano (ed.), hethiter.net/: CTH 528.112 (INTR 2020-04-17)

Cult inventory

(CTH 528.112)

Textual tradition



KUB 51.47

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.

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