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Royal Inscriptions on Clay Cones from Ashur now in Istanbul

Royal Inscriptions on Clay Cones from Ashur now in Istanbul

Copyright Date: 1984
Pages: 122
  • Book Info
    Royal Inscriptions on Clay Cones from Ashur now in Istanbul
    Book Description:

    Transliterations, commentaries, notes, and hand-copies for the indiviaul texts are provided along with the requisite indexes to make the volume a basic research tool for assyriologists.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7948-1
    Subjects: Archaeology, History

Table of Contents

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
    (pp. ix-x)

    This volume is the first in a series (called ‘Supplements’) meant to complement the publication of the corpus of Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia. The Supplements will be devoted to the full publication of coherent groups of unpublished royal inscriptions and related texts. These inscriptions will be incorporated in the relevant volumes of the Corpus as well, where they will appear in standard format (transliteration, translation, and brief commentary). The Supplements will also offer special studies on particular aspects or problems of royal inscriptions so as not to burden the Corpus volumes unduly.

    The editors wish to stress that the ‘Supplements’...

    (pp. xi-xii)
    V.D. and A.K.G.
    (pp. xiii-xvi)
    (pp. xvii-xviii)
    (pp. 1-4)

    Clay cones are certainly the most unusual of the variety of objects upon which Assyrian royal inscriptions were inscribed. Unlike bricks, statues, reliefs, steles, and even clay tablets, the form and function of which are immediately recognizable, the clay cones do not fit any pattern familiar to our modern minds. Not until the early part of this century did the function of the clay cone become known with the discovery of some of them in situ in the Old Palace at Ashur; a similar find in the palace at Khorsabad some years later verified the solution to the old question....


    • A. Šamšī-Adad III to Erība-Adad I: KINGS 59–72 (to 1364 BC) TEXTS 1–19
      (pp. 5-10)
    • B. Aššur-uballit I to Adad-nārārī I: KINGS 73–76 (1363–1274 BC) TEXTS 20–31
      (pp. 10-13)
    • C. Shalmaneser I: KING 77 (1273–1244 BC) TEXTS 32–93
      (pp. 13-17)
    • D. Tukultī-Ninurta I: KING 78 (1243–1207 BC) TEXTS 94–108
      (pp. 17-20)
    • E. Aššur-rēša-iši I to Aššur-bēl-kala: KINGS 86–89 (1132–1056 BC) TEXTS 109–119
      (pp. 20-24)
    • F. Ashurnasirpal I to Ashurnasirpal II: KINGS 92–101 (1049–859 BC) TEXTS 120–136
      (pp. 24-27)
    • G. Shalmaneser III: KING 102 (858–824 BC) TEXTS 137–226
      (pp. 27-53)
    • H. Aššur–dān III: KING 106 (772–755 BC) TEXT 227
      (pp. 53-53)
    • I. Sargon II: KING 110 (721–705 BC) TEXTS 228–235
      (pp. 54-54)
    • J. Sîn-šarra-iškun: KING 116 (c. 612 BC) TEXTS 236–248
      (pp. 55-60)
    • K. Unidentified Fragments: TEXTS 249–308 (all previously unpublished)
      (pp. 60-64)
    (pp. 65-80)
  10. Plates
    (pp. 81-122)