A Mesopotamian terracotta cuneiform cylinder
Babylonian, circa 604562 B.C.
Of barrel form, hollow with a central hole, inscribed with two columns, each composed of eighteen lines of text, for Nebuchadnezzar II, King of Babylon, recording the restoration of the temple of the sun-god Shamash in Sippur, 5¼in (13.3cm) long
- Please note that this lot is accompanied by a letter from Dr. Edgar J. Banks dated 29 November 1937 and a description of his collection offered for sale.