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tablet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    29371

  • Description

    Clay tablet. Table for the water clock; scribe Nabû-apla-iddina.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 600BC-500BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.2 centimetres
    • Width: 11.8 centimetres
    • Thickness: 2.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Language

        Akkadian
      • Inscription Comment

        The tablet is signed by the scribe Nabu-aapla-iddin
  • Bibliography

    • Sigrist M et al 2006a bibliographic details
    • Lippincott 1999 p.124, cat.133 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Fired: 30/11/1960

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1898

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    29371

  • Registration number

    1898,1114.4

Clay cuneiform tablet; Late Babylonian table for the water clock, giving two alternative values for the weight of water which corrsponded to a watch of the night at 5-day intervals throughout the year. The tablet is signed by the scribe Nabu-aapla-iddin.

Clay cuneiform tablet; Late Babylonian table for the water clock, giving two alternative values for the weight of water which corrsponded to a watch of the night at 5-day intervals throughout the year. The tablet is signed by the scribe Nabu-aapla-iddin.

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