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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Mesopotamian; Assyrian
Title:Fragment with cuneiform inscription
Date Made:9th century BCE
Type:Documentary Artifact
Materials:Limestone
Place Made:Asia; Assyria; Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Measurements:overall: 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 3/4 in.; 19.685 x 14.605 x 1.905 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1.A(a).SVII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Augustus Walker (Eliza Harding, Class of 1847)
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Description:
Four rows of writing. Rectangle with three sides cleanly sawn off and one broken. Fragment of an inscription describing the building of the North West Palace in Kalhu by Ashurnasirpal II, king of Assyria. (from Eckart Frahm via Ben Foster, both at Yale, 2010-09-29 ; see Grayson, Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia, Assyrian Rulers 101. 35:2-4)

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