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tablet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    46226

  • Description

    Clay cuneiform tablet. List of plants, utensils and personnel in the garden of Marduk-apla-iddina (Merodach-baladan).

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 7thC BC (?)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 6.5 centimetres
    • Width: 4.8 centimetres
    • Thickness: 1.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
  • Curator's comments

    CT 14, 50; Meissner, ZA 6, 289ff ; Brinkman, Fs Oppenheim, 48; 1922 Guide 121

  • Bibliography

    • British Museum 2011a p.198, cat.172 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G55/dc6

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2013 22 June - 2014 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 13 Nov-2009 15 Mar, BM, G35, 'Babylon: Myth and Reality'

    2008 26 Jun-5 Oct, Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum-Pergamonmuseum, 'Babylon, Myth and Truth'

    2008 14 Mar-2 Jun, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 'Babylon'

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1881

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    46226

  • Registration number

    1881,0706.688

Clay tablet with cuneiform inscription; gives a list of plants in the garden of an earlier Babylonian king, Marduk-apla-iddina, the Biblical Merodach-Baladan, who reigned at Babylon in 721–710 and 703 BC.

Obverse

Clay tablet with cuneiform inscription; gives a list of plants in the garden of an earlier Babylonian king, Marduk-apla-iddina, the Biblical Merodach-Baladan, who reigned at Babylon in 721–710 and 703 BC.

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