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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    91001

  • Description

    Fired clay cover of sun god tablet: placed as protection over the face of the stone sun-god tablet, and retain the impression of the carved panel. Belonged to Nabu-apla-iddina, and was broken when the stone tablet was rediscovered by Nabopolassar. He replaced it with a new one, while keeping the original safely in the box with the tablet.

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  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 860BC-850BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 17.5 centimetres
    • Width: 11.8 centimetres
    • Thickness: 3.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
  • Curator's comments

    See also 1881,0428.33 (BM.91002).In an earthenware box or coffer (1881,0428.34.b (BM. 91004)), with tablet 1881,0428.34.a (BM. 91000) were two clay impressions of the sculptured relief (1881,0701.3422 (BM. 91001) and 1881,0428.33 (BM. 91002)).

  • Bibliography

    • Rassam H 1897a 402 and pls facing pp.402 and 404 bibliographic details
    • De Meyer L 1980a no.62, pp.102-103 bibliographic details
    • King 1912a no.XXXVI, pp.120-127, pls. XCVIII-CII bibliographic details
    • British Museum 2011a p.187, cat.160 bibliographic details
    • Zawadzki S 2006 pp. 140-152 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G55/dc2

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2011 28 March-26 June, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 'Splendours of Mesopotamia'
    2009-2010 Oct 25-Jan 24, Germany, Oldenburg, Landesmuseum fur Natur und Mensch, 'Ex Oriente Lux?'
    2009 March 12-August 30, Italy, Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, 'Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1881

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    91001

  • Registration number

    1881,0701.3422

  • Additional IDs

    • E.12137a (Old Egyptian big.no)
Clay cover of sun god tablet; placed as protection over the face of the stone sun-god tablet, and retain the impression of the carved panel; belonged to Nabu-apla-iddina, and was broken when the stone tablet was rediscovered by Nabopolassar; he replaced it with a new one, while keeping the original safely in the box with the tablet.

Clay cover of sun god tablet; placed as protection over the face of the stone sun-god tablet, and retain the impression of the carved panel; belonged to Nabu-apla-iddina, and was broken when the stone tablet was rediscovered by Nabopolassar; he replaced it with a new one, while keeping the original safely in the box with the tablet.

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