- Museum number
Fired clay cover of sun god tablet: placed as protection over the face of the stone sun-god tablet, and retain the impression of the carved panel. The original one of Nabu-apla-iddina was broken when the stone tablet was rediscovered by Nabopolassar. He replaced it with this one, keeping the original safely in the box with the tablet.On the back is a 19 line inscription, and an impression of figure of Samas and priests.
- Production date
Height: 13 centimetres
Width: 17 centimetres
- Curator's comments
See also 1881,0701.3422 (BM.91001)
In set with 1881,0428.34.a (BM.91000).
In an earthenware box or coffer (1881,0428.34.b (BM. 91004)), with tablet 1881,0428.34.a (BM. 91000) were two clay impressions of the sculptured relief (1881,0701.3422 (BM. 91001) and 1881,0428.33 (BM. 91002)).
- On display (G55/dc2)
- Exhibition history
2011 28 March-26 June, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 'Splendours of Mesopotamia'
2009-2010 25 October-24 January, Germany, Oldenburg, Landesmuseum fut Natur und Mensch, 'Ex Oriente Lux?'
2009 March 12-August 30, Italy, Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, 'Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope'
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
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- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BM.12137a