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Cuneiform Collection

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Tablet of Shamash. beg. 9th c. BC. The sun-god

Tablet of Shamash. beg. 9th c. BC. The sun-god Shamash (right) receiving the Babylonian king Nabu-apla-iddina (left), between two interceding deities

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cu

Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cuneiform. Clay. Describes the conquest of Babylon in 539 BC and the capture of King Nabonidus by Cyrus the Great

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo

Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo
Mesopotamia. Neo-Sumerian. Ruler Gudea of state of Lagash. Diorita statue. From Girsu (modern Telloh). Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneiform inscription. Detail. Museum of Louvre. Paris. France

Background imageCuneiform Collection: The Eanna-shum-iddina kudurru (1125-1100 B. C. ). Kassite Dyna

The Eanna-shum-iddina kudurru (1125-1100 B. C. ). Kassite Dyna
Mesopotamian Art. Kassite Dynasty. The Eanna-shum-iddina kudurru (1125-1100 B.C.). It describes the land grant made by Governor Eanna-shum-iddina to Gula-Eresh witnessed by his surveyor

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Mesopotamia. Michaux stone or Kudurru. Late Kassite period. 1

Mesopotamia. Michaux stone or Kudurru. Late Kassite period. 1
Mesopotamia. Babylonial. Michaux stone or Kudurru. Late Kassite period found near Baghdad. 11th Century BC. Marduk-nadin-ahhe reign. 2n Dynasty of Isin. National Library. Paris. France

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Mesopotamia. Kudurru (stele) of Shitti-Marduk. Nebuchadnezza

Mesopotamia. Kudurru (stele) of Shitti-Marduk. Nebuchadnezza
Mesopotamia. Kudurru (stele) of Shitti-Marduk. Limestone. Inscription. Cuneiform. Nebuchadnezzar I (1124-1105 BC) reign. Elamite campaign. From Sippar (Abu Habba). Babylonian

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Kudurru (stele) of King Marduk-zakir-shumi (852-828 BC). An

Kudurru (stele) of King Marduk-zakir-shumi (852-828 BC). An act of donation to a priest of the temple of Eana of Uruk. Mesopotamia. Limestone. Cuneiforme. Babylon exposore. Louvre. Paris

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Cuneiform tablet depicting beer allocation. 2351-2342 BC. Fr

Cuneiform tablet depicting beer allocation. 2351-2342 BC. From Girsu. Uruinimgina King. British Museum. London

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal II. Statue

Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal II. Statue
Ashurnasirpal II. King of Assyria (883-859 BC). Statue. 865 BC. From the Temple of Ishtar Sharrat-niphi, Nimrud. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Mesopotamian art. Neo-Assyrian. Relief panels depicting two

Mesopotamian art. Neo-Assyrian. Relief panels depicting two protective winged genius. Detail. Hand. Dated between 883-859 BC. They come from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Limestone kudurru of Meli-Shipak. Kassite Dynasty. Babylon

Limestone kudurru of Meli-Shipak. Kassite Dynasty. Babylon
Mesopotamian Art. Kassite Dynasty. Limestone kudurru. Four-sided block with conical top. Right side. The text contains a deed of gift recording a grant of fifty gur of corn-land in the province of

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Middle babylonian. Black diorite tablet of Nabu-apla-iddina

Middle babylonian. Black diorite tablet of Nabu-apla-iddina
Mesopotamian Art. Middle Babylonian. 875-850 B.C. Black diorite tablet carved with labelled scene showing Nabu-apla-iddina, the priest

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Esarhaddon (681-669BC). King of the Sargonid Dynasty of Neo

Esarhaddon (681-669BC). King of the Sargonid Dynasty of Neo-Assyrian Empire. Square stele. The inscription records that he restored the temple of Marduk, Babylon. 678-669 BC. Babylonia Exposure

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Marduk-apla-iddina II or Marduk-Baladan. Kudurro (stela)

Marduk-apla-iddina II or Marduk-Baladan. Kudurro (stela)
Marduk-apla-iddina II or Marduk-Baladan. Chaldean prince who usurpedd the Babylonian throne in 721BC. Reigned 722-710BC and 703-703BC. Kudurro (stela). Babylon exposore. Louvre. Paris

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Mesopotamia. Commemorative stone stela. Babylonian, about 90

Mesopotamia. Commemorative stone stela. Babylonian, about 900-800 BC. Iraq. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Early writing. Pictographs drawn. Clay tablet. Administrativ

Early writing. Pictographs drawn. Clay tablet. Administrativ
Mesopotamia. Early writing. Pictographs drawn. Clay tablet. Administrative text. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Mesopotamia. Terracotta vase. Probably from Umma. Iraq. Earl

Mesopotamia. Terracotta vase. Probably from Umma. Iraq. Early Dynastic Period. 2330 BC. Document referring to a conflict between the city-states of Umma and Lagash in ancient Sumer

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Mesopotamia. Clay foundation peg. 1st Dynasty of Lagash. 240

Mesopotamia. Clay foundation peg. 1st Dynasty of Lagash. 2400Bc. From Bad-Tibira. Iraq. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Urartu civilization. Stele of Rusa II, King of Urartu (680-6

Urartu civilization. Stele of Rusa II, King of Urartu (680-6
Urartu civilization. Stele of Rusa II, King of Urartu between around 680 BC and 639 BC. Cuneiform inscription commemorating the building of a canal to channel water to the city of Quarlini from

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Iran. Persepolis. Palace of Darius I. Relief and cuneiform i

Iran. Persepolis. Palace of Darius I. Relief and cuneiform i
Palace of Darius I (522-486 BC). Reliefs of the outer wall of the staircase of the Apadana depicting In the center, cuneiform inscription describing the construction of a staircase in the Palace of

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Persian Empire. Achaemenid period. Cuneiform writing. Palace

Persian Empire. Achaemenid period. Cuneiform writing. Palace
Persian Empire. Achaemenid period. Cuneiform writing on the wall of the Palace of Persepolis. 5th century B.C. Islamic Republic of Iran

Background imageCuneiform Collection: King Shamshi-Adad V

King Shamshi-Adad V
Stela of Shamshi-Adad V (824-811 BC). King of Assyria. From the Temple of Nabu, from Nimrud (Iraq). Detail. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Idrimi of Alalakh

Idrimi of Alalakh
Stone statue of King Idrimi of Alalakh seated in his throne. 1570-1500 BC. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Mesopotamian art. Sumer. Gudea of A?a?A?a?Lagash (2150-210

Mesopotamian art. Sumer. Gudea of A?a?A?a?Lagash (2150-2100 BC). Sculpture of the neo-Sumerian period, in diorite. Girsu (modern Tello). Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. United States

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Octagonal clay prism (ca. 1100 BC) - annals of the Assyrian

Octagonal clay prism (ca. 1100 BC) - annals of the Assyrian
The Octagonal clay prism (ca. 1100 BC) with the annals of the Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser I (1114-1076 B.C.). This text spoke of a campaign of king Tiglath-pileser against the land of ?atti

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Limestone kudurru from the riegn of Marduk-nadin-ahhe (1099

Limestone kudurru from the riegn of Marduk-nadin-ahhe (1099
Mesopotamian Art. Middle Babylonian. Limestone kudurru from the riegn of Marduk-nadin-ahhe (10991082 BC). Block of black limestone. The upper portion is carved with symbols

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Assyrian. Assur temple restoration by Assyrian King Adad-nir

Assyrian. Assur temple restoration by Assyrian King Adad-nir
Mesopotamian Art. Assyrian. Memorial slab about the Assur temple restoration by the Assyrian king Adad-nirari I (1305-1274 BC). it also describes his military exploits. Cast

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Assyrian commemorative tablet about the construction of a pr

Assyrian commemorative tablet about the construction of a pr
Mesopotamian Art. Assyrian. 14th century B.C. Commemorative tablet about the construction of a private home. Dated between 1360-1330 B.C. Reign of Ashur-uballit I. It comes from Assur (Ashur)

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Middle Babylonian. 954 B. C. Limestone boundary-stone or kudu

Middle Babylonian. 954 B. C. Limestone boundary-stone or kudu
Mesopotamian Art. Middle Babylonian. 954 B.C. Limestone boundary-stone or kudurru, inscribed in cuneiform script that describes the fight between two families for the grant of land from one state to

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Babilonian. Second Dynasty of Isin in the reign of Nebuchadn

Babilonian. Second Dynasty of Isin in the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Ii (1126-1105 BC). Standstone. Kudurru of Nebuchadnezzar I. From Sippar (Abu Habba). Exposition. Louvre. Paris. France

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Babylonian. Second Dynasty of Isin in the reign of Nebuchadn

Babylonian. Second Dynasty of Isin in the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II (1126-1105 BC). Boundary-stone. Kudurru. Limestone stela. Text. Cuneiform. Sippar, Abu Habba. Iraq. British Museum

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Cuneiform tablet. King Nebuchanezzar II (630-562 BC). Chalde

Cuneiform tablet. King Nebuchanezzar II (630-562 BC). Chaldean dynasty. Detail. Exposition in Louvre Museu. Paris. France

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Stela of Ashurbanipal. The inscription records that he resto

Stela of Ashurbanipal. The inscription records that he resto
Mesopotamia. Stela of Ashurbanipal. The inscription records that he restored the Esagil temple of Marduk, Babylon. 665-653BC. Cuneiform script. Babylon exposore. Louvre. Paris. France

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Mesopotamia. Early Dynastic Period III. Votive pebble with i

Mesopotamia. Early Dynastic Period III. Votive pebble with inscription. Eanmtum I King. 2424-2405 BC. From Girsu. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Mesopotamia. Record of food supplies. Iraq. Late Prehistoric

Mesopotamia. Record of food supplies. Iraq. Late Prehistoric
Early writing. Pictographs drawn. Mesopotamia. Record of food supplies. From Iraq. Late Prehistoric period. About 3000BC. Early administrative text. Cuneiform tablet. British Museum. London. England

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Cuneiforme writing. Description of king Adab-Nirari III (810

Cuneiforme writing. Description of king Adab-Nirari III (810
Cuneiforme writing. Fragment door. Description of king Adab-Nirari III (810-783 BC). From Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Northerm Iraq. Neo-Assyrian. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Stone panel. Palace of Tiglath-pileser III. Nimrud. Iraq. Ne

Stone panel. Palace of Tiglath-pileser III. Nimrud. Iraq. Ne
Stone panel from the Central Palace of Tiglath-pileser III. Nimrud (ancient Kalhu). Northern Iraq. Neo-Assyrian. 730-727 BC. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Kings stele with inscription and a relief depicting King Se

Kings stele with inscription and a relief depicting King Sennacherib praying in front of the divine symbols. 705-681 BC. Detail. Limestone. From Nineveh. Archaeological Museum

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu (modern Telloh). Iraq

Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu (modern Telloh). Iraq
Mesopotamia. Neo-Sumerian. Ruler Gudea of state of Lagash. Diorita statue. From Girsu (modern Telloh). Iraq. 2120 BC. Museum of Louvre. Paris. France

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Mesopotamian art. Neo-Assyrian Period (912-612 BC). Waterbas

Mesopotamian art. Neo-Assyrian Period (912-612 BC). Waterbasin from the Temple of Ashur. 704-681 B.C. Basalt. Decorated with reliefs depicting the rituals of water. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Cuneiform writing

Cuneiform writing. Clay tablets written with prayers and rituals against the evil eye and the vision of the underworld. 9th-7th Centuries B.C. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Jar containing clay tablets written in cuneiform. 8th centur

Jar containing clay tablets written in cuneiform. 8th century. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Relief depicting a eagle-headed protective spirit. Nimrud

Relief depicting a eagle-headed protective spirit. Nimrud
Relief depicting a Eagle-headed protective spirit. 865-860 BC. From Northwest Palace. Nimrud. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Alabaster panel of king Tiglath-Pileser III

Alabaster panel of king Tiglath-Pileser III
Alabaster panel depicting King Tiglath-Pileser III in his chariot under an umbrella and a cuneiform inscription which related their campaigns, taking the city of Astartu. 730-727 BC

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Amarna Letters

Amarna Letters. 14th century BC. Clay tablets with cuneiform script, mostly written in Akkadian. Designate a file of correspondence, mostly diplomatic

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Assyrian-Babylonian tablet with cuneiform characters

Assyrian-Babylonian tablet with cuneiform characters. Purchasing contract. 2000 B.C. Babylonian art. Terra-cotta. ITALY. LOMBARDY. Como. Civic Museum

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Egyptian Influence 1920S

Egyptian Influence 1920S
A outfit showing the influence & interest in ancient civilisations as a source for design. The fabric prints are possibly oriental, Egyptian or near eastern cuneiform script

Background imageCuneiform Collection: Old Persian Writing

Old Persian Writing
Cuneiform writing from the ancient city of Persepolis



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