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Tablet of Shamash

Tablet of Shamash

12ish x 7.5 inches (Tablet)

13ish x 7.5 inches (Tablet + Stand)


The Tablet of Shamash is a stele recovered from the ancient Babylonian city of Sippar in southern Iraq in 1881 and is now a major artifact in the British Museum's ancient Middle East collection. It is dated to the reign of King Nabu-apla-iddina ca. 888 – 855 BC

The upper part of the tablet has a carved panel. Nabu-nadin-shum (a priest) and the goddess Aa lead Nabu-apla-iddina (a king of Babylon, reigned 888 – 855 B.C.) to a shrine. Within the shrine (Ebabbara), the Sun God, wearing a horned headdress, sits on a stool and holds a ringed rod in his right hand. Before him, a solar disc rests on an altar, which is supported by ropes held by attendant deities (which can be seen on the roof of the shrine). The whole shrine sits on what appears to be a heavenly ocean. Above the Sun god, symbols of Sin, Shamash, and Ishtar appear. From the Temple of Shamash at Sippar, Southern Mesopotamia modern-day Iraq.

Each artwork from the Ancient Relica Series is created to be visually and tactically exciting.  The heavy cold feel of the black slate and rough edges drives a sense of discovery.  You just can't get this feeling from books or pictures... you need to feel.... let your eyes feel.  Experience what it's like to explore the details of these ancient hieroglyphs, pictographs and petroglyphs up close and personal.  Our goal is to give you profoundness and discovery - like when such sites were first uncovered. Each Artwork is completely unique and are modeled after the original inscriptions and images.  These relics you CAN touch!  Discover your World!


Created to display on included wood stand or handheld for close inspection.  This image is representative of the next one we create. Each is completely unique but similar to picture and dimensions. Message for a current picture of the available one if desired.   Made to wow, Made by hand, Made in Austin, Texas USA.

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