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Library of Ashurbanipal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    K.103

  • Title (series)

    • Library of Ashurbanipal
  • Description

    Part of a clay tablet, an explanatory list of cuneiform ideographs, probably written for the purpose of interpreting a certain literary text, 2 columns of inscription, Late Babylonian.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 5.6 centimetres (incomplete)
    • Width: 4.9 centimetres (complete)
    • Thickness: 2.2 centimetres (complete)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Comment

        Beginning of obverse broken away. 12 lines of Babylonian text, distinctly written.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        edge
      • Inscription Comment

        3 lines of Babylonian text, distinctly written.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Comment

        End of reverse broken away. 13 lines of Babylonian text, distinctly written.
  • Bibliography

    • Rawlinson H C & Pinches T G 1884a 31, no.6 bibliographic details
    • Pinches 1882 p.20 bibliographic details
    • Bezold 1889a p.26 bibliographic details
    • CDLI P237781 (http://cdli.ucla.edu/P237781) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    K.103


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