Votive Tablet for the Temple of Ishtar

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Votive Tablet for the Temple of Ishtar


Clay tablets, Cuneiform tablets, Cuneiform inscriptions, Sumerian, Antiquities


Found at Warka. This is a votive tablet made by the priests of the Ishtar Temple and sold to the visiting female pilgrims, who in turn presented it to the temple.

The inscription read: "For Sin-ga-shid, the mighty hero, King of Erech, King of Amanu, in the temple of the Goddess Ishtar, which he built in the royal residence of his kingdom." The date of this king, and therefore of the cone, is about 2100 B.C.E.


Circa 2100 B.C.E.


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"Votive Tablet for the Temple of Ishtar," in Stevens Digital Collections, Item #13, http://librarycollections.stevens.edu/items/show/13 (accessed June 20, 2019).

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