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An axe for Nergal

1-9. Nibruta-lu, the son of the merchant Lugal-šuba, has had this tin axe made for Nergal. Its wooden part is of arganum tree of the mountains, a wood which is superior even to the alal stone; its stone part is of antasura, a stone which has no equal. The arm of the man who strikes with it will never get tired.

10-16. Should it break, I will repair it for Nergal. Should it disappear, I will replace it for him. May Nergal look after me during my life, and may he provide me with clean water in the underworld after my death.

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23.i.1998: GZ, editor: translation
30.i.1998: JAB, editor: proofreading ER, editor: SGML tagging ER, editor: proofreading SGML ER, editor: web publication GC/JE, editor/technical developer: XML/TEI conversion

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