Cuneiform cylinder with inscription of Nebuchadnezzar II describing the rebuilding of the temple of the mother-goddess Ninmah/Belet-ili at Babylon
ca. 604–562 BC
Mesopotamia, Babylon (?) (modern Hillah)
4.38 x 2 in. (11.1 x 5.2 cm)
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1879, purchased from Joseph Mordecai Shemtob, London.
Spar, Ira, and Michael Jursa. 2014. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume IV: The Ebabbar Temple Archive and Other Texts from the Fourth to the First Millennium B.C. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Eisenbrauns, no. 167, p. 285.