Cuneiform Brick

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


859-824 BCE

Baked clay

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

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



Asia, West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Iraq


1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Written Communication


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

Course History

ANTH 12.2, The Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Jason Herrmann, Spring 2013

REL 81, Dickinson Distinguished Scholar Seminar: Orientalism and the Origins of Religion, Susannah Heschel, Fall 2012

Exhibition History

From Discovery to Dartmouth: The Assyrian Reliefs at the Hood Museum of Art, 1856-2006, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 19, 2006-June 17, 2007.


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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