Book/Printed Material Votive cone inscription, Cuneiform tablet no. 26

[ Cuneiform tablet no. 26 ]

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[ Drawing of cuneiform tablet no. 26 ]
[ Transcription of cuneiform tablet no. 26 ]

About this Item

Title

  • Votive cone inscription, Cuneiform tablet no. 26

Names

  • Minassian, Kirkor, former owner.
  • Kirkor Minassian Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [between 2144 and 2124 B.C.]

Headings

  • -  Cuneiform tablets--Iraq--Drehem (Extinct city)
  • -  Iraq--Antiquities--Specimens
  • -  Sumerian language--Texts
  • -  Sumerians--Religion
  • -  Drehem (Extinct city)
  • -  Gudea of Lagash (2144-2124 B.C.)

Notes

  • -  Votive cones, or nails, would be placed in the wall of a temple, with only the head of the cone showing for decoration. Very often hundreds would decorate the walls of a temple. This cone is heavily encrusted with much of the inscription illegible. It does, however, have 10 lines, and although most of the signs differ significantly from LC Cuneiform table no. 25, the translation is the same.
  • -  Images, drawings, and transcriptions of the tablets are also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
  • -  Content in Sumerian.
  • -  Acquired by the Library of Congress in 1929 from art dealer Kirkor Minassian as part of a collection of Islamic bookbindings, manuscripts, textiles, and ceramic and metal objects illustrating the history of the development of writing and book arts in the Middle East.
  • -  Description from LC Global Gateways metadata

Medium

  • 1 clay cone ; 12 cm long x 6 cm at top and 1 1/2 cm at bottom

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PJ3719 .M56 no. 26

Source Collection

  • Cuneiform Tablet Collection

Repository

  • Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division Washington, D.C. 20540

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020741395

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on use or reproduction.

Online Format

  • image

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Rights & Access

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division, Cuneiform Tablet Collection.

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Chicago citation style:

Minassian, Kirkor, Former Owner, and Kirkor Minassian Collection. Votive cone inscription, Cuneiform tablet no. 26. [Between 2144 and 2124 b.c] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020741395/.

APA citation style:

Minassian, K. & Kirkor Minassian Collection. Votive cone inscription, Cuneiform tablet no. 26. [Between 2144 and 2124 b.c] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020741395/.

MLA citation style:

Minassian, Kirkor, Former Owner, and Kirkor Minassian Collection. Votive cone inscription, Cuneiform tablet no. 26. [Between 2144 and 2124 b.c] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020741395/>.