base / altar
Limestone pedestal or altar: used to support the holy emblem of the god Enlil. Inscription dedicated to the god Enlil near the top.
- Excavated/Findspot: Temple of Ishtar Kidmuri
- (Asia,Iraq,North Iraq,Nimrud (Kalhu),Temple of Ishtar Kidmuri)
- Height: 54 centimetres
- Length: 54.5 centimetres
- Width: 31.5 centimetres
Inscription Positionnear top
Inscription Translationthe king of heaven, . . . who dwelleth in the temple of Kidmari.
Inscription CommentIn the inscription, the king says he dedicates the altar so that his life may endure and his days be long, and so that his successors and his country may enjoy prosperity.
Not on display
Assyrian Transept West
Good / fair.
Found by Rassam 1878
- NG. 71 (ex Nimrud Gallery)
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Object reference number: WCO85521
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