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Brick with inscription of Ashurbanipal describing building work on Ekur, the temple of the god Enlil at Nippur

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 668–631 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
2.76 x 16.26 x 16.26 in. (7.01 x 41.3 x 41.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Architectural-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.41.85
Not on view
1957-58, excavated on behalf of the Joint Expedition to Nippur (Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research and The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago); acquired by the Museum in 1958, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
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. 164, pp. 277-278, pl. 130.
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