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Inscribed fired clay brick of Shalmaneser III.
- Production date
Length: 40 centimetres
Thickness: 15 centimetres
Width: 40 centimetres
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
The ziggurat (temple pyramid) attached to the temple of the god Ninurta was the most prominent building in the capital city of Nimrud (Kalhu); its construction was completed by Shalameser III. The outer face was built of baked bricks, each of which was similarly inscribed. The ziggurat was probably about 60 metres high.
P – 1922 Guide pl. xxvii; C – Layard, ICC 78 B; T – Michel, WO 1, 386; Tr – Luckenbill, ARAB I no. 711-712; B _ EAK 2, 96f.; Pr – Kalhu (Nimrud).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2013 - 2014 22 June - 6 Jan, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, 'Mesopotamia, Inventing Our World'
2013: 30 Jan-13 May, Museum of History, Hong Kong, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
2012: 4 May-7 Oct, Melbourne Museum, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
2011 28 March-26 June, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 'Splendours of Mesopotamia'
2008-2009 21 Sept-4 Jan, Boston, MFA, 'Art and Empire'
2007 2 Apr-30 Sept, Alicante, MARQ Museum, 'Art and Empire'
2006 1 Jul-7 Oct, Shanghai Museum, 'Art and Empire'
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: br.119 (exhibition number)