GILGAMESH AND KING AKKA OF KISH

MS 2652/1
MS Short Title GILGAMESH AND KING AKKA OF KISH
Text GILGAMESH AND KING AKKA OF KISH, LINES 1 – 60
Description MS in Neo Sumerian on clay, probably Larsa Babylonia, ca. 18th c. BC, 1 tablet, 14,5x5,5 cm, single column, 60 lines in cuneiform script.
Context

In line 25 there is a possible, much earlier parallel from ca. 2600 BC, in MS 1952/37. There would possibly have been a companion tablet with the remaining lines, 61-114 of this work.

Another tablet from the same text is MS 3369.

For 5 of the 6 Sumerian forerunners of the Gilgamesh Epic, see 2887,3026, 3027 and 3361.

Commentary There are two literary traditions concerning the war between Kish and Uruk, the present and Shulgi Hymn O, taking up themes from other tales, such as Gilgamesh in the Cedar forest, and Gilgamesh and the Bull of Heaven, eventually melting together in the famous Epic of Gilgamesh.
Exhibited Tigris 25th anniversary exhibition. The Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo, 30.1. - 15.9.2003.
Place of origin probably Larsa Babylonia
Dates ca 18c BC

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