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Cylinder with Building Dedication
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Cylinder with Building Dedication


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In the first millennium BCE, building dedications were written on cylinders with tapering ends, such as this, which were then concealed in walls. Here, the extensive text in three columns commemorates the rebuilding of the temple of the god Lugal-Marada at Marad by King Nebuchadnezzar II.
Provenance Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1941 [Brummer inv. no. N5015]; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Inscription] commemorates the rebuilding of the temple of the god Lugal-Marada at Marad by King Nebuchadnezzar II [For transcription, see https://cdli.ucla.edu/P272903]
Credit Museum purchase, 1941

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Period
604-562 BCE (Neo-Babylonian)
Medium
baked clay; inscribed
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1800
Measurements
9 1/16 x 5 1/8 in. (23 x 13 cm)
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