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Library of Ashurbanipal

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  • Title (series)

    • Library of Ashurbanipal
  • Description

    Fragment of a clay prism, inscription of Sargon II, 2 columns of inscription, Neo-Assyrian.

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 6.4 centimetres
    • Width: 4.4 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Comment

        Parts of two columns, with 64, 63 lines respectively, with very neat and clearly written, but partly mutilated and defaced Assyrian characters. The lines of Column I are more or less mutilated at their beginnings, and those of Column II are mutilated at their ends almost throughout (joined to K. 1668 a).
  • Curator's comments

    Joined to K.1668 a.
    Cf. Winckler, H., 1889. ‘Die Keilschrifttexte Sargons : nach den papierabklatschen und originalen’ Vol. I. Leipzig : E. Pfeiffer, pp. XI f.; Winckler, H., 1886. ‘De inscriptione Sargonis : regis Assyriae quae vocatur Annalium’. Berolini : typis G. Langenscheidt, p. 8 f.; and in Bezold, C. 1886. ‘Kurzgefasster Überblick über die babylonisch-assyrische literatur’. Leipzig : O. Schulze, pp. 90 f., 282. See also 'Guide to the Kouyunjik Gallery', 1885, p. 164, No. 48. On similar texts cf. KK. 1668 b, 1669, 1672, 1673, 4818, 8536; also sub SSm. 2021, 2022, 2050, and sub 79, 7-8, 14.


  • Bibliography

    • Bezold 1889a p.328 bibliographic details
    • Winckler 1889b Vol II, pl.45a bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Middle East

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