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Library of Ashurbanipal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    K.590

  • Title (series)

    • Library of Ashurbanipal
  • Description

    Clay tablet, at the lower part of obverse and the upper part of reverse the beginnings of lines are broken off, a letter to the king, Neo-Assyrian.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 6.8 centimetres (complete)
    • Width: 3.1 centimetres (complete)
    • Thickness: 1.9 centimetres (complete)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        obverse, reverse & edge
      • Inscription Comment

        Obverse 14, reverse 16, and edge 2 lines with moderately clear Assyrian characters.
  • Bibliography

    • Parpola, SAA 10 no. 334 bibliographic details
    • Bezold 1889a p.135 bibliographic details
    • CDLI P334358 (http://cdli.ucla.edu/P334358) bibliographic details
    • Strassmaier 1882-1886 pp.611, 635, 714, 745, 865 (obverse, lines 1-4, 7-9; reverse, lines 11, 12, 15) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    K.590


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