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Cone of Lipit-Ishtar
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Cone of Lipit-Ishtar


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Description This unglazed, inscribed clay cone is from the Ur III period. It features the name of Lipit Ishtar, king of Isin. The nail has no head and the sides are slightly curved.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/29/1974Treatmentstabilized
Provenance Edgar J. Banks, Alpine, New Jersey, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [claimed from Senkereh]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1921 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation from composite text of Cuneiform Digital Library RIME 4.01.05.03] Lipit-Ishtar, / shepherd, / honorer of / Nippur, / farmer / true / of Ur, / unending (caretaker) / for Eridu, / lord / fitting / for Uruk, / king of Isin, / king of the lands / Sumer / and Akkad, / gift of / the heart of Ishtar, / am I; / pot stands, / gifts for / the side of Enlil / and Ninlil, / in Isin, / city of my kingship, / at the gate of the palace-- / Lipit-Ishtar, / son of Enlil, / am I-- / when / justice / in the lands / Sumer / and Akkad / I set, / I made. [https://cdli.ucla.edu/P272890]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1921

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Period
1934-1924 BCE (Old Babylonian)
Medium
clay, impressed
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1454
Measurements
H: 4 7/16 × W: 2 1/16 in. (11.2 × 5.3 cm)
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