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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    100692

  • Description

    Fired clay brick with seven-line stamp on face; complete.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 33 centimetres
    • Width: 32 centimetres
    • Depth: 8.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Cuneiform
      • Inscription Transliteration

        (1) {d}AG – ku-du- úr-ri – URÙ
        (2) LUGAL KÁ.DINGIR.RA{ki}
        (3) za-ni-in é-sag-íla
        (4) ù é-ai-da
        (5) IBILA a-ša-re-du
        (6) ša {d}AG – IBILA – URÙ
        (7) LUGAL KÁ.DINGIR.RA{ki}
      • Inscription Comment

        Nebuchadnezzar II no. 41. Stamped inscription.
  • Curator's comments

    P – Wiseman, Illustrations 71 no. 66; C – VS 1 49; T & Tr – Langdon, VAB 4 202-3 nr. 41; B – Berger, AOAT 4/1 195-200, de Meyer, Tell ed-Der II 157, and Foxvog RA 72, 46, 4; Pr – Babylon, Isin, Kish, Seleucia, Susa and Tell ed-Der.Measurements given in CBF Walker (1981), 'Cuneiform Brick Inscriptions in the British Museum': Complete Bricks 34/31 x 33.5/26.5 x 9/4.5 cm; Half-Bricks 34/33 x 16.5 x 9/8 cm (indicates range of sizes attested on the Nebuchadnezzar no. 41 bricks catalogued).

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  • Bibliography

    • Walker 1981a 102 bibliographic details
    • Leichty E et al 1988a p.168 bibliographic details
    • Guide 1922 p.76 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Good / fair; complete.

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1888

  • Acquisition notes

    Acquired by the British Museum as a result of Budge's second mission to Egypt and Mesopotamia in 1887-1888; the mission was intended to investigate the "leakage" of tablets from sites supposedly guarded on behalf of the British Museum. Further notes on acquisition and bibliographic references relating to acquisition in catalogue introduction pp.xv-xvii. Ascribed to this collection in Assyrian numbers book.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    100692

  • Registration number

    1888,0512,Bu.781

Clay brick with seven-line stamp on face; complete.

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Clay brick with seven-line stamp on face; complete.

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