Inscriptions, texts nos. 60-79

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60

This text is preserved on a small fragment of clay cone, measuring just 4 x 4.7 cm. The object was found at Nineveh and the text details Aššurnasirpal II's work on the Ištar temple in that city. As very little of the text has survived, no translation is given here. For more information on this monarch's reconstruction of the Ištar temple, see text no. 56 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004510/] and its introduction.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004514/] of Ashurnasirpal II 60.

Source: BM 122680 (1930-05-08, 0113)

Bibliography

1932 Thompson, AAA 19 p. 100 and pl. LXXIV no. 126 (copy)
1967 Seux, ERAS pp. 208 n. 248 and 287 n. 129 (study)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 pp. 53 and 55 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 §733 no. 5 (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.60 p. 334 (edition)


61

This text is preserved on one fragment of clay cone, measuring 6.4 x 7.2 cm. The object was found at Nineveh and the text describes Aššurnasirpal II's work on the Ištar temple in that city. As very little of the text has survived, no translation is given here. For more information on this monarch's reconstruction of the Ištar temple, see text no. 56 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004510/] and its introduction.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004515/] of Ashurnasirpal II 61.

Source: BM 121135 (1929-10-12, 0144)

Bibliography

1929 Thompson, Arch. 79 p. 135 and pl. LII no. 122P (copy)
1931-32 Weidner, AfO 7 p. 28 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 §733 no. 9 (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.61 pp. 334-5 (edition)


62

This text is preserved on one 4.1 x 7.2 cm piece of clay cone, found at the Ištar temple in Nineveh. As so little of the text has survived, no translation is given here. For more information on this monarch's involvement with the Ištar temple, see text no. 56 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004510/] and its introduction.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004516/] of Ashurnasirpal II 62.

Source: BM 128170 (1929-10-12, 0826)

Bibliography

1932 Thompson, AAA 19 pp. 100-102 and pl. LXXI no. 95 (copy)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 p. 53 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 §733 no. 8 (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.62 p. 335 (edition)


63

This text is preserved on one fragment of clay cone, measuring just 4.9 x 4.2 cm. The object was found at the Ištar temple in Nineveh and its inscription seems to describe Aššurnasirpal II's building work there. So little of the text survives, however, that no translation is given here. For more information on this monarch's reconstruction of the Ištar temple, see text no. 56 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004510/] and its introduction.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004517/] of Ashurnasirpal II 63.

Source: BM 128404 (1932-12-10, 0661)

Bibliography

1932 Thompson, AAA 19 pp. 100, 104, and pl. LXXIV no. 123 (copy)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 p. 55 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 §733 no. 10 (study)
1984 Frame, ARRIM 2 p. 14 (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.63 pp. 335-6 (edition)


64

This small fragment of clay cone, measuring 5.6 x 6.6 cm, bears an inscription concerning building work on the Ištar temple in Nineveh. The object itself was found at Nineveh. No translation is given here because so little of the text survives. For more information on this monarch's reconstruction of the Ištar temple, see text no. 56 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004510/] and its introduction.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004518/] of Ashurnasirpal II 64.

Source: BM 128181 (1929-10-12, 0837)

Bibliography

1968 Lambert and Millard, Cat. p. 53 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 28 (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.64 p. 336 (edition)


65

This text is partially preserved on one fragment of clay cone, which measures 8.1 x 6+ cm and was found at Nineveh. As in text no. 58 of this monarch, Aššur-rabi II [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurrabiii/index.html] is mentioned as previous builder. This strongly suggests that the text is to be attributed to the reign of Aššurnasirpal II and refers to his work on Bīt-natḫi. For more information on Aššurnasirpal II's reconstruction of the Ištar temple, see text no. 56 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004510/] and its introduction.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004519/] of Ashurnasirpal II 65.

Source: 1856-09-09, 0150

Bibliography

1896 Bezold, Cat. 4 p. 1692 (study)
1902 King, AKA p. 159 n. 4 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 29 (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.65 p. 337 (edition)


66

Numerous fragments of clay cones from Nineveh (see introduction to text no. 56) are inscribed with a text recording works carried on the Adad temple. Beside name and titles, the text includes a general description of conquests and the build section, which is however badly broken.

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004520/] of Ashurnasirpal II 66.

Sources: (1) BM 128383 (1932-12-10, 0640)      (2) BM 123460 (1932-12-10, 0403)      (3) BM 128351 (1932-12-10, 0608)      (4) BM 128182 + BM 128186 (1929-10-12, 0838 + 1929-10-12, 0842)      (5) Rm 0622      (6) BM 123530 (1932-12-10, 0473)      (7) BM 128371 (1932-12-10, 0628)      (8) BM 128401 (1932-12-10, 0658)      (9) BM 128172 (1929-10-12, 0828)      (10) BM 139325 (1930-05-08, 0238)      (11) BM 128394 (1932-12-10, 0651)      (12) BM 139284 (1932-12-10, 0738)      (13) BM 128402 (1932-12-10, 0659)      (14) BM 139283 (1932-12-10, 0737)      (15) BM 128372 (1932-12-10, 0629)      (16) BM 128190 (1929-10-12, 0846)      (17) BM 128175 (1929-10-12, 0831)

Bibliography

1932 Thompson, AAA 19 pp. 100-102, 104, and pls. LXXI, LXXIII-LXXV, and LXXX nos. 86 (ex. 14), 87 (ex. 13), 88 (ex. 12), 89 (ex. 3), 103 (ex. 7), 109 (ex. 8), 125 (ex. 15), 127 (ex. 11), 129 (ex. 1), 137 (ex. 10), 148 (ex. 2), and 247 (ex. 6) (copy)
1968 Lambert and Millard, Cat. passim (study)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 pp. 53-55 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 31, 34, and §733 nos. 1 and 3-4 (translation)
1984 Frame, ARRIM 2 pp. 12-17 (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.66 p. 337-339 (edition)


67

A dozen (none of theme complete) of clay cones from Ashur are inscribed with a text recording the reconstruction of the Sîn-Šamaš temple. The text, beside name and titles, includes a general description of the king's conquests that has no exact parallels elsewhere in the corpus of this ruler (and therefore its reconstruciton may not be accurate), and the record of the works on the temple.

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004521/] of Ashurnasirpal II 67.

Sources: (1) VA Ass 02061 (Ass 22952a)      (2) VA Ass 02064 (Ass 22952d)      (3) VA Ass 02060 (Ass 22939b)      (4) VA Ass 02067 (Ass 22931)      (5) Ist A 03427 (Ass 05808)      (6) Ist A 03425 (Ass 05755)      (7) VA Ass 02065 (Ass 22952d)      (8) VA Ass 02062 (Ass 22952b)      (9) VA Ass 02069 (Ass 22971)      (10) VA Ass 02068 (Ass 21087)      (11) VA Ass 02063 (Ass 22952c)      (12) VA Ass 02098 (Ass 21095)

Bibliography

1955 Haller, Heiligtümer p. 83 F. (exs. 1-3, 7-9, 11, provenance)
1982 Rost, FuB 22 nos. 35-40 and 42-45 (exs. 1-4, 7-12, copy)
1984 Donbaz and Grayson, RICCA nos. 133-34 (exs. 5-6, copy, edition)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.67 p. 339-340 (edition)


68

One piece of clay cone foud at Ashur is inscribed with this very fragmentary text, which for what it survives, is a duplicate of the so-called "Standard Inscription" (text no. 23).

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004522/] of Ashurnasirpal II 68.

Source: Ist A 03590 (Ass 16696)

Bibliography

1984 Donbaz and Grayson, RICCA no. 135 (copy, edition)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.68 p. 340-341 (edition)


69

A piece of clay cone from Ashur is inscribed with a fragmentary text that looks like an abbreviated version of text no. 67.

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004523/] of Ashurnasirpal II 69.

Source: Ist A 03473 (Ass 09517)

Bibliography

1984 Donbaz and Grayson, RICCA no. 132 (copy, edition)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.69 p. 341 (edition)


70

Ashurnasirpal2_70

YBC 02399 © Yale Babylonian Collection

A tablet of gold and one of silver coming from the city Apqu (Apqu ša Adad, mod. Tell Abu Marya) bear this text, which records the building of a palace in the same provincial centre where also Aššur-rēša-iši (text no. 10) built a palace. The stone foundation box found in the same city (text no. 54) could resonably be the original storage palce of these two tablets.
Grayson (RIMA 2, p. 341) notes odd sign forms, grammatical slips and stilted phraseology that he ascribes to scarce capacities on behalf of the provincial scribe.

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004524/] of Ashurnasirpal II 70.

Sources: (1) YBC 02398      (2) YBC 02399

Bibliography

1929 Thompson, Arch. 79, p. 109 n. 1 (exs. 1-2, provenance)
1948 Bottéro and Virolleaud, Semitica 1 pp. 25-32 (exs. 1-2, copy, edition)
1952 J. Lewy, Orientalia NS 21 p. 8 (exs. 1-2, study)
1953 Stephens, JCS 7 pp. 73-74 (exs. 1-2, provenance)
1955 von Soden, Orientalia NS 24 p. 184 (exs. 1-2, study)
1967 Borger, HKL 1 p. 35 (exs. 1-2, study)
1968 Ellis, Foundation Deposits pp. 100, 175, and 193 (exs. 1-2, study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 38 (exs. 1-2, translation)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.70 pp. 341-342 (edition)


71-78: Captions from the "Rassam Obelisk"

Ashurnasirpal2_71-78

BM 090925 + BM 118800 + BM 132013 (from Reade (and Walker), Iraq 42 Pl. I) © The Trustees of the British Museum

71

Ashurnasirpal2_71

Reade (and Walker), Iraq 42, Pl. II © The Trustees of the British Museum

This text is a brief caption on the Rassam Obelisk (for more on this object see the introduction to text no. 24 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004478/]). The part of the line that was presumably intended to list the items received and name the tributary seems to have been left blank. This reinforces the notion that the obelisk was never completed.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004525/] of Ashurnasirpal II 71.

Source: BM 090925 + BM 118800 + BM 132013

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.71 pp. 342-343 (edition)


72

This text is a brief caption (no. 2) on the Rassam Obelisk (for more on this object see the introduction to text no. 24 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004478/]). Unfortunately, this caption is far too poorly preserved to identify any particular signs and therefore no edition is given here. As a result, the identity of the tributary remains unclear.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004526/] of Ashurnasirpal II 72.

Source: BM 090925 + BM 118800 + BM 132013

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.72 p. 343 (edition)


73

Ashurnasirpal2_73

Reade (and Walker), Iraq 42, Pl. III © The Trustees of the British Museum

This text is a caption (no. 3) on the Rassam Obelisk (for more on this object see the introduction to text no. 24 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004478/]). Although the name of the tributary does not survive, Reade suggests that it may be the land Patinu. He bases his argument on the mention of "female musicians." It is attested in text no. 1 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004455/] (iii 72-76) that the king of Patinu dedicated 10 such individuals to Aššurnasirpal II.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004527/] of Ashurnasirpal II 73.

Source: BM 090925 + BM 118800 + BM 132013

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.73 p. 343 (edition)


74

This text is a caption (no. 4) on the Rassam Obelisk (for more on this object see the introduction to text no. 24 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004478/]). The list of objects received survives relatively well, unfortunately the name of the tributary itself is missing.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004528/] of Ashurnasirpal II 74.

Source: BM 090925 + BM 118800 + BM 132013

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.74 p. 343 (edition)


75

This text is a caption (no. 5) on the Rassam Obelisk (for more on this object see the introduction to text no. 24 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004478/]). The list of objects received survives relatively well, unfortunately the name of the tributary itself is missing.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004529/] of Ashurnasirpal II 75.

Source: BM 090925 + BM 118800 + BM 132013

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.75 pp. 343-4 (edition)


76

Ashurnasirpal2_76

Reade (and Walker), Iraq 42, Pl. I © The Trustees of the British Museum

This text is a caption (no. 6) on the Rassam Obelisk (for more on this object see the introduction to text no. 24 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004478/]). Unfortunately the name of the tributary is broken, although the list of items received survives fairly well.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004530/] of Ashurnasirpal II 76.

Source: BM 090925 + BM 118800 + BM 132013

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.76 p. 344 (edition)


77

Ashurnasirpal2_77

Reade (and Walker), Iraq 42, Pl. I © The Trustees of the British Museum

This text is a caption (no. 7) on the Rassam Obelisk (for more on this object see the introduction to text no. 24 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004478/]). The name of the tributary does not survive, however the detail that they dedicated a herd of elephants and a herd of oxen survives. Reade has speculated as to where these animals may have come from (see bibliography).

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004531/] of Ashurnasirpal II 77.

Source: BM 090925 + BM 118800 + BM 132013

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.77 p. 344 (edition)


78

This text is a caption (no. 8) on the Rassam Obelisk (for more on this object see the introduction to text no. 24 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004478/]). Unfortunately this inscription is too poorly preserved for an edition.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004532/] of Ashurnasirpal II 78.

Source: BM 090925 + BM 118800 + BM 132013

Bibliography

1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.78 p. 344 (edition)


79

A small piece of stone obelisk bears the following epigraph. Two faces of the obelisk survive and the inscription is preserved on both, as are two panels of reliefs depicting tribute bearers. The text in positioned between the panels. The object itself was found at Nineveh by Campbell Thompson and its current location is unknown. Although it cannot be attributed to Aššurnasirpal II with complete certainty, it seems very likely that it belongs to the reign of this monarch.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004533/] of Ashurnasirpal II 79.

Source: AAA 18 no. 1

Bibliography

1931 Thompson, AAA 18 pl. XXVI no. 1 (copy)
1967 Borger, HKL 1 p. 526 (study)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 p. 49 (study)
1975 Wäfler, AOAT 26 p. 237 (edition)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 33 (translation)
1982 Börker-Klähn, Bildstelen no. 141 (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.79 pp. 344-5 (edition)

Nathan Morello & Poppy Tushingham

Nathan Morello & Poppy Tushingham, 'Inscriptions, texts nos. 60-79', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/theassyrianempire883745bc/ashurnasirpalii/texts6079/]

 
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