Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar I
Object Place: Babylon
Overall: 17 x 8.4 cm (6 11/16 x 3 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
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 discovered that the ancient lower courses of the structure had been laid by Naram-Sin, king of Akkad, more than sixteen hundred years earlier.
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)
Arthur Mason Knapp Fund