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Library of Ashurbanipal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    K.326

  • Title (series)

    • Library of Ashurbanipal
  • Description

    Clay tablet, right hand bottom corner of obverse and the corresponding part of reverse are wanting, and from reverse some pieces are broken out, on obverse, between lines 6 and 7, five nail-impressions, private contract, dated April-May, 748 (?) B.C., Neo-Assyrian.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 748BC (? April-May)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 8.4 centimetres (complete)
    • Width: 5.4 centimetres (complete)
    • Thickness: 2.6 centimetres (complete)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        left-hand edge
      • Inscription Comment

        2 partly mutilated and defaced Assyrian lines.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Comment

        12 partly mutilated and defaced Assyrian lines.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        edge
      • Inscription Comment

        3 partly mutilated and defaced Assyrian lines.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Comment

        14 partly mutilated and defaced Assyrian lines.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        bottom edge
      • Inscription Comment

        3 partly mutilated and defaced Assyrian lines.
  • Curator's comments

    Cf. also Smith, G., 1878. 'The Assyrian Eponym Canon'. London: S. Bagster and Sons, p. 83; and Strassmaier, J. N. 1882-1886. ‘Alphabetisches Verzeichniss der assyrischen und akkadischen Wörter: der Cuneiform inscriptions of western Asia, vol. II ; sowie anderer meist unveröffentlichter Inschriften / von J.N. Strassmaier ; Mit zahlreichen engänzungen und verbesserungen und einem Wörterverzeichniss zu den in den Verhandlungen’. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, pp. 596, 812, 820, 920, 965.

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  • Bibliography

    • Rawlinson H C & Smith G 1870a 48, no.1 bibliographic details
    • Kwasman & Parpola, SAA 6 no. 17 bibliographic details
    • Oppert J & Menant J 1877a p.150 ff bibliographic details
    • Bezold 1889a p.84 bibliographic details
    • CDLI P335355 (http://cdli.ucla.edu/P335355) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    K.326

Clay tablet, right hand bottom corner of obverse and the corresponding part of reverse are wanting, and from reverse some pieces are broken out, on obverse, between lines 6 and 7, five nail-impressions, private contract, dated April-May, 748 (?) B.C., Neo-Assyrian.

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