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Cuneiform cylinder: inscription of Ashurbanipal describing restorations of the city wall and gates at Borsippa

ca. 668–627 B.C.
Mesopotamia, probably from Babylon (modern Hillah)
4.25 x 2.5 x 1.25 in. (10.8 x 6.4 x 3.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
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. 163, pp. 275-277, pl. 129.
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