Cuneiform Tablet: Hymn of King Lipit-Ishtar


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Artifact Identification Cuneiform Tablet: Hymn of King Lipit-Ishtar   (1913.14.1464)
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  3. Documentary Artifacts
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  5. Other Documents
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Babylonian, 1895–1712 BC
Culture Mesopotamian
Location On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 10.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 6.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 2.8 cm
Weight 185 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Earthenware
Manufacturing Processes Inscribing, Handbuilding, Firing
Munsell Color Information Moderate Yellowish Pink (5YR 7/4)

Research Remarks

Published Description

This tablet is a partial copy of a much longer hymn recited by the King Lipit-Ishtar of Isin (1934-1924 B.C.): "Lipit-Ishtar, son of the god Enlil: I am he!/The one who brought a great harvest in the land of life: I am he!/ The one who makes the farmers pile up their crops in their granaries: I am he!/The king who stands (here) praying (for the people): I am he...."

Description N/A
CDLI NumberP421318 (external link)

See also 1913.14.0001.


Cuneiform Tablets in the Oriental Museum of the University of Illinois

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Edgar J. Banks Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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