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Cone of Lipit-Ishtar
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Cone of Lipit-Ishtar


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The inscription on this clay cone features the name of Lipit Ishtar, king of Isin.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/29/1974Treatmentstabilized
Provenance Edgar J. Banks, Alpine, New Jersey, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, [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/P272894]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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Period
1934-1924 BCE (Old Babylonian)
Medium
baked clay, impressed
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1458
Measurements
H: 4 13/16 × Diam: 2 3/16 in. (12.2 × 5.6 cm)
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Not On View

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