Hittite Cult Inventories

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Citatio: M. Cammarosano (ed.), hethiter.net/: CTH 529.43 (INTR 2021-03-11)

Cult inventory

(CTH 529.43)

Textual tradition



KUB 46.34

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.


This fragment represents an interesting case of school text or draft, and has been thoroughly studied by G. Torri (2010: 323-25). The obverse is divided in two columns, the reverse is uninscribed. The left column of the obverse contains a cult inventory which mentions the gods Ziziya and Kantipuitti, thus likely referring to an area of northern Anatolia. The text insists on omissions of offerings (karšan “cut off” 〉 “omitted,” i 3′, 5′) and states that “they keep on disturbing (zaḫḫ-) the ritual path for Kantipuitti” (i 6′, see Hoffner 1977: 74). There are several erasures and the scribe curiously left a large part of paragraph 3′ empty (and likely of paragraph 4′ as well). The right column contains what is best considered as a scribal exercise (again with a substantial erasure, lines ii 4′-5′), and there appear to be here two different hands at work (Hoffner 1977: 74). In line ii 5′ we find two personal names, namely Maššana (mDINGIR, Hoffner 1977: 74) and Šantakuruntiya. The latter one is known to have been an officer of the Late Empire period, who was involved in the state administration (Torri 2010: 324, 326 with fn. 33, 41), and is probably the same individual who, in the cult inventory KBo 26.178, is said to have “prepared/arranged” (ḫandae-) the tablet. Whereas the sign variants in the left column are those standard for the Late Empire period, on the right column archaic, nonstandard variants of the signs AN and UM are used, and the right-hand faces of the wedges appear extremely elongated. Based on the appearance of the script as well as on the use of nonstandard variants of the signs ḪAR, LI and LUGAL on KBo 26.178, G. Torri (2010: 326) suspects that both tablets were written by the same scribe. Possibly, the scribe of KBo 26.178 “was trying to write the colophon in an old-fashioned way to embellish the final version of this cult [inventory] and used a clay support (KUB 46.34) to test some [signs]” (ibidem).

i 4′: Cf. the PN Ziyazi(ya) mentioned in KBo 2.7 // KBo 2.13.

ii 1′: On 2-an, possibly “together,” see GrHL 156.

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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