Corpus of Akkadian Shuila Prayers Online

Alan Lenzi, University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)

This catalog is based on the work of Werner Mayer (1976; →library) and more recently Christopher Frechette (2012; →library), who included in his catalog many of the pieces Mayer has identified and published in various publications since 1976. It also draws particular data about each tablet from the →CDLI database.

As this project continues, it is hoped that many more witnesses will be added to what is cataloged below. (Please contact me with new information!)

The catalog information, especially references to secondary literature, is preliminary. It will be refined as work continues. The system for numbering the prayers follows Mayer 1976 (→library).

Only the entries with a blue link in the CDLI ID (P-Number) column below have transliterations and translations, which are presented here through the tools and services of the Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus (→Oracc). The work is on-going.

For an alternate, fuller view of the data in the table below, click →here.

For a preliminary list of Akkadian shuila prayers listed by composition and deity (with references to translations and other literature):


For sources arranged by provenience:


Click on the button below to go to the project →GitHub repository for ATF files of all completed tablets or to download the XML of this catalog.

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