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Cylinder

Clay cylinder of King Nebuchadnezzar II (reigned 604-562 B.C.) with cuneiform writing. The inscription on this cylinder records the restoration by Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon, of the temple of the god Lugalmarada in the town of Marad. The text reveals that during the restoration, it was...

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Provenance

By 1944: with E. S. David, Long Island City, New York; 1944: purchased by the MFA from E. S. David for $500. (Accession Date: June 8, 1944)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar I, 604–562 B.C.

Object Place

Babylon

Accession Number

44.658

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions