Nebuchadnezzer II barrel cylinder
604 - 562 B.C.E
Length - 13 cm - 5-1/8 inches
Diameter - 6 cm / 2-1/2 inches
Total height with stand - 9.5 cm /3-3/4 inches
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Made of a limestone and quartzite composition stone this piece has been given an aged slate black coloration with a light polish. A custom made stand is included with this barrel, offering an almost neolithic display option.
This fine barrel cylinder replica features a commemoration by the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar II. The cuneiform inscription speaks about the restoration of the temple of the sun god Shamash in the ancient city of Larsa.
Barrel cylinders such as these were buried in the foundations of the temple as a form of consecration.
This custom was a way to invoke the good will of the god upon the king and his reign.
The restoring of a degraded temple and other civic and religious accomplishments marked a new trend from this period where the mention of military conquests were out of favour. The almighty conqueror had become the almighty conservationist.
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