Cuneiform Brick

Unidentified reign of Shalmaneser III maker, Assyrian, 858 - 824 BCE
Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)


883-859 BCE


Overall: 14 3/16 × 14 1/16 × 4 1/4 in. (36 × 35.7 × 10.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson through Reverend Austin Hazen Wright, Class of 1830



Place Made: Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, West Asia, Asia


1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Written Communication

Research Area

Near East

Not on view


The translation is as follows: 1. Shalmaneser, great king, 2. powerful king, king of the world, king of Assyria 3. son of Ashur-nasir-pal, great king,4. powerful king, king of the world, king of Assyria, 5. son (in turn) of Tukulti-Ninurta, king of the world, king of Assyria 6. The structure of the ziggurat 7. of Kalhu


Acquired by Reverened Austin Hazen Wright, at the request of Dartmouth Professor Oliver P. Hubbard, from Sir Henry Rawlinson, British archaeologist working at Nimrud; given to present collection, 1856.

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