- 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. Belonged to Nabu-apla-iddina, and was broken when the stone tablet was rediscovered by Nabopolassar. He replaced it with a new one, while keeping the original safely in the box with the tablet.
- Production date
Length: 17.50 centimetres
Thickness: 3.50 centimetres
Width: 11.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
See also 1881,0428.33 (BM.91002).
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 Oct 25-Jan 24, Germany, Oldenburg, Landesmuseum fur 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
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: E.12137a (Old Egyptian big.no)