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Verse Account

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    38299

  • Title (object)

    • Verse Account
  • Description

    Clay cuneiform tablet. Historical; the Verse Account of Nabonidus.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 539BC (about)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12.4 centimetres
    • Width: 12.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
  • Curator's comments

    Smith, BHT 27-97 and pls. V-X; Schaudig, AOAT 256, pp. 563-578

  • Bibliography

    • Smith S 1924 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G55/dc7

  • Exhibition history

    2013 - 2014 22 June - 6 Jan, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, 'Mesopotamia, Inventing Our World'

    2013: 30 Jan-13 May, Museum of History, Hong Kong, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'

    2012: 4 May-7 Oct, Melbourne Museum, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'

    2008 13 Nov-2009 15 Mar, BM, G35, 'Babylon: Myth and Reality'
    2008 14 Mar-2 Jun, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 'Babylon'

  • Condition

    Baked 27/07/1979

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1880

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    38299

  • Registration number

    1880,1112.181

Fragment of clay tablet with cuneiform inscription. The "Persian Verse Account of Nabonidus".

Fragment of clay tablet with cuneiform inscription. The "Persian Verse Account of Nabonidus".

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