Brick from the Ziggurat of Shalmaneser III

Brick from the Ziggurat of Shalmaneser III

Period: Neo-Assyrian
Date: 859-840 BCE
Medium: clay
Dimensions:
Overall: 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 4 5/16 in. (35 x 35 x 11 cm)
Classification: ANCIENT
Credit Line: Gift of Professor Edgar J. Banks and Dr. John Henry Haynes, Class of 1876
Object number: 20.1.33.A
DescriptionIncribed clay brick of Shalmaneser III off the outer face of the ziggurat at Nimrud. Cuneiform script in Akkadian.
Inscribed: cuneiform inscription: "Shalmaneser, the great king, strong king, king of the world, king of Assyria, son of Ashurnasirpal, the great king, strong king, king of the world, king of Assyria, son of Tukulti-Ninurta, king of the world, king of Assyria. Construction of the ziggurat of Kalhu."
Terms
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  • Nimrud
Not on view
Exhibitions:Object Lab Fall 2021
Published References (3D model) https://sketchfab.com/models/15030cc9ea884568a3b9d4ee4115ce31