- Museum number
Clay prism: containing a foundation record of Esarhaddon: in the form of a solid terracotta decagonal prism.
- Production date
Height: 19 centimetres (whole cylinder)
Length: 4 inches (of no.75)
Length: 4 inches (of no.76)
Width: 10.50 centimetres (maximum/whole cylinder)
Width: 4.50 inches (of no.75)
Width: 4 inches (of no.76)
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
R. Borger, ‘Die Inschriften Asarhaddons, Königs von Assyrien’ (Archiv für Orientforschung, Beihaft 9). (Graz, 1956), 10-29;
B. N. Porter, ‘Images, Power, Politics: Figurative Aspects of Esarhaddon’s Babylonian Policy’ (Philadelphia, 1993), 41-66.
- 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
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired by the British Museum as a result of Budge's second mission to Egypt and Mesopotamia in 1887-1888; the mission was intended to investigate the "leakage" of tablets from sites supposedly guarded on behalf of the British Museum. Further notes on acquisition and bibliographic references relating to acquisition in catalogue introduction pp.xv-xvii.
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Joined objects
Joined Tablet Group: G14725 (2 objects)