Eine mannshohe Leier im altbabylonischen Ištar-Ritual aus Mari (FM 3, no. 2)

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  • The Old Babylonian Ištar ritual from Mari (FM 3, no. 2) has been the focus of much discussion since its primary edition in 1938 by G. Dossin. This article offers a new analysis of the passage mentioning the balaĝ-deity Ninigizibara, which leads to identifying this balaĝ as a huge upright lyre as tall as a human played by two persons from both sides. Similar musical instruments are known from Anatolia and Egypt. Especially the Egyptian examples, which are attested only for the time of Echnaton, show striking parallels to the musical performanceThe Old Babylonian Ištar ritual from Mari (FM 3, no. 2) has been the focus of much discussion since its primary edition in 1938 by G. Dossin. This article offers a new analysis of the passage mentioning the balaĝ-deity Ninigizibara, which leads to identifying this balaĝ as a huge upright lyre as tall as a human played by two persons from both sides. Similar musical instruments are known from Anatolia and Egypt. Especially the Egyptian examples, which are attested only for the time of Echnaton, show striking parallels to the musical performance described in the Old Babylonian Ištar ritual. After discussing the possible background of cultural exchange, this article closes with a revaluation and new interpretation of the term balaĝ.show moreshow less

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Author: Dahlia Shehata
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:20-opus-195422
Document Type:Journal article
Faculties:Philosophische Fakultät (Histor., philolog., Kultur- und geograph. Wissensch.) / Institut für Altertumswissenschaften
Language:German
Parent Title (German):Altorientalische Forschungen
ISSN:2196-6761
ISSN:0232-8461
Year of Completion:2017
Volume:44
Issue:1
Pagenumber:68-81
Source:Altorientalische Forschungen 2017, 44(1), 68-81. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/aofo-2017-0008
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/aofo-2017-0008
Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 93 Geschichte des Altertums (bis ca. 499), Archäologie / 930 Geschichte des Altertums bis ca. 499, Archäologie
Tag:Echnaton; Ištar ritual; Musical instrument; Ninigizibara; balaĝ-deity; lyre; İnandık
Release Date:2020/09/09
Note:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
Date of first Publication:2017/07/07
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht