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Library of Ashurbanipal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    K.1

  • Title (series)

    • Library of Ashurbanipal
  • Description

    Clay tablet, explanations of omens, Late Babylonian. Commentary to the text known as "Shumma Alu" ("If a City").

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.1 centimetres (complete)
    • Width: 5.1 centimetres (complete)
    • Thickness: 2.7 centimetres (complete)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Babylonian
      • Inscription Comment

        35 lines of text.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        edge
      • Inscription Language

        Babylonian
      • Inscription Comment

        7 lines of text.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Babylonian
      • Inscription Comment

        30 lines of text.
  • Curator's comments

    The text refers to four tablets, viz., to the 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th of the series. Extracts, accompanied by a transcript into neo-Assyrian characters, are given by Pinches, T.G., 1882. 'Texts in the Babylonian Wedge-Writing autographed from the original Documents' Part I. London: Society of Biblical archaeology, p.19 and some further corrections by Pinches in 'Zeitschrift für Assyriologie' (1885), p.75 ff.

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  • Bibliography

    • Bezold 1889a p.1 bibliographic details
    • Rawlinson H C & Pinches T G 1884a p.31, no.2 bibliographic details
    • CDLI P237754 (http://cdli.ucla.edu/P237754) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    K.1

  • Joined objects


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