Hittite Cult Inventories

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Citatio: M. Cammarosano (ed.), hethiter.net/: CTH 528.55 (INTR 2020-04-15)

Cult inventory

(CTH 528.55)

Textual tradition



KBo 31.165

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 contains lists of offerings, including various cereal varieties and legumes, and cultic paraphernalia. The verbal forms attested in fragmentary context in lines 1′ and 3′ show that the inventory includes festival descriptions.

4′-5′: On colored bread loaves see Hagenbuchner-Dresel 2002: 27 fn. 133; on the “tooth-loaves” (NINDA.ZU9) see commentary on KUB 38.25 i 16′-21′.

6′-7′: For the cereals mentioned here, see Bolatti Guzzo 2006: 70-73 with literature.

10′: On the cereal labeled ewan- see Bolatti Guzzo 2006: 72 and EDHIL 263-64 with literature.

13′: This occurrence of laḫḫura- has not be considered in the discussion of CHD, HED and EDHIL; if the reading DAG instead of GAL of the copy is correct, it witnesses to a connection with cultic “thrones.”

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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