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Cuneiform cylinder: inscription of Nebuchadnezzar II describing his work on Ebabbar, the temple of the sun-god Shamash at Sippar

Period:
Neo-Babylonian
Date:
ca. 604–562 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Sippar (modern Tell Abu Habba)
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
2 x 4.13 x 1.12 in. (5.08 x 10.46 x 2.85 cm)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.57
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. 173, pp. 296-298, pl. 138.
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