Tablet of Shamash.
9th c Mesopotamian Babylonian (Neo) Sculpture
(625 BCE - 539 BCE)
c. 860 BCE-850 BCE
London. British Museum.
Shows Shamash the sun-god seated under an awning; holding a rod and ring (symbols of divine authority). On the left is the Babylonian king Nabu-apla-iddina between two interceding deities. Symbols of the Sun; Moon; and Venus are also shown. The cuneiform text describes the restoration of Shamash's image and temple at Sippar.
NEO-BABYLONIAN | Tablet of Shamash. | c. 860 BCE-850 BCE | Mesopotamian | Babylonian
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