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  • Description

    Fired clay brick; Nebuchadnezzar II no. 41; cuneiform inscription stamped on face.

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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 6.5 inches
    • Width: 14 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

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      • Inscription Transliteration

        (1) {d}AG – ku-du- úr-ri – URÙ
        (2) LUGAL KÁ.DINGIR.RA{ki}
        (3) za-ni-in é-sag-íla
        (4) ù é-ai-da
        (5) IBILA a-ša-re-du
        (6) ša {d}AG – IBILA – URÙ
        (7) LUGAL KÁ.DINGIR.RA{ki}
      • Inscription Comment

        Nebuchadnezzar II no. 41. Stamped inscription.
  • Curator's comments

    P – Wiseman, Illustrations 71 no. 66; C – VS 1 49; T & Tr – Langdon, VAB 4 202-3 nr. 41; B – Berger, AOAT 4/1 195-200, de Meyer, Tell ed-Der II 157, and Foxvog RA 72, 46, 4; Pr – Babylon, Isin, Kish, Seleucia, Susa and Tell ed-Der.Measurements given in CBF Walker (1981), 'Cuneiform Brick Inscriptions in the British Museum': Complete Bricks 34/31 x 33.5/26.5 x 9/4.5 cm; Half-Bricks 34/33 x 16.5 x 9/8 cm (indicates range of sizes attested on the Nebuchadnezzar no. 41 bricks catalogued).


  • Bibliography

    • Walker 1981a 102 bibliographic details
    • Guide 1922 p.76 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

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  • Acquisition notes

    Budge's Report to Trustees says that Layard presented this collection to the Guildhall but no. 7 (BM.98069) belonged to Colonel Taylor, Madras Calvalry so perhaps did the others.

  • Department

    Middle East

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Clay brick; Nebuchadnezzar II no. 41; cuneiform inscription stamped on face.


Clay brick; Nebuchadnezzar II no. 41; cuneiform inscription stamped on face.

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