Cuneiform cylinder: Ehulhul inscription of Nabonidus describing his work on three temples
ca. 555–539 B.C.
Mesopotamia, probably from Babylon or Sippar
3.5 x 5 in. (8.89 x 12.7 cm)
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.
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. 175, pp. 299-303, pls. 140-141.