Stone cuneiform tablet; collection of omens, drawn from deformities at birth and from the appearance of a sheep's lung; exceptional example of learned literature preserved on stone rather than clay; 3 columns of text in Assyrian.

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Thing

Exhibition
G55 Later Mesopotamia
In Series
Library of Ashurbanipal
Made Of
stone
Type of Thing
tablet

People

Acquired From
Beck, E A to The British Museum
Previous Owner
Ashurbanipal
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Layard, Austen Henry

Place

Found In
Nimrud, Kouyunjik
In Gallery
G55/MES2/7
Made In
Iraq

Time

Acquired In
1924
Made
800BC-600BC
Period/Culture
Neo-Assyrian

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