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Tablet with Cuneiform Writing
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Tablet with Cuneiform Writing

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In four pieces, the inscription features the name of Assurbanipal.
Provenance Edgar J. Banks, Bagdad [claimed from Nineveh] [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] To Nabu, exalted lord, who dwells in Ezida, / which is in Nineve, his lord: (I) Ashurnasirpal, king of Assyria / the one who is longed for and destined by his great divinity, / who, at the issuing of his order and the giving of his solemn decree / (after) defeating (him) in battle, cut off the head of Teumman, / king of Elam. And Ummanigash, Tammaritu, / Pa'e, Ummanaldash, who before Teumman / exercised kingship over Elam, by his great command / he captured them. To my sedan chair, / my royal conveyance, I yoked them. / with his great help in all the lands, / I established order. At that time, the court of the Temple of Nabu, / my lord, with massive limestone, its construction, / I enlarged. May Nabu look joyfully upon it. / May he find it acceptable in the impression of its wedges. / May the order for a life of long days come forth / from your lips. Walking in Ezida / in your divine presence, may my feed grow old.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931

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669-626 BC (Neo-Assyrian)
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H: 21 5/8 x W: 20 1/16 in. (55 x 51 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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