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Detail from a kudurru of Ritti-Marduk, from Sippar, Iraq, 1125-1104 BCE. A perching bird, symbol of Šuqamuna and Šumaliya, can be seen at the lower ri
Detail from a kudurru of Ritti-Marduk, from Sippar, Iraq, 1125-1104 BCE. A perching bird, symbol of Šuqamuna and Šumaliya, can be seen at the lower right. British Museum.
Tablet with a Kassite-Akkadian vocabulary (ca. 1200-800 BCE). British Museum.
Tablet with a Kassite-Akkadian vocabulary (ca. 1200-800 BCE). British Museum.
T. G. Pinches' drawing showing the cuneiform writing of the names of Kassite gods and their Babylonian equivalents.
T. G. Pinches' drawing showing the cuneiform writing of the names of Kassite gods and their Babylonian equivalents.
Part of the front of the Eanna temple. Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin.
Part of the front of the Eanna temple. Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin.
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Cylinder seal of Kassite king Kurigalzu II (c. 1332–1308 BC). Louvre Museum AOD 105
Cylinder seal of Kassite king Kurigalzu II (c. 1332–1308 BC). Louvre Museum AOD 105
Kassite Kudurru stele of Kassite king Marduk-apla-iddina I. Louvre Museum.
Kassite Kudurru stele of Kassite king Marduk-apla-iddina I. Louvre Museum.
Kassite cylinder seal, c. 16th–12th century BC.
Kassite cylinder seal, c. 16th–12th century BC.
Kassite king Meli-Shipak II on a kudurru land grant presenting his daughter Ḫunnubat-Nanaya to the goddess Nanaya (pictured enthroned). The eight-poin
Kassite king Meli-Shipak II on a kudurru land grant presenting his daughter Ḫunnubat-Nanaya to the goddess Nanaya (pictured enthroned). The eight-pointed star seen above was Inanna-Ishtar's most common symbol. Here it is shown alongside the solar disk of her brother Shamash (Sumerian Utu) and the crescent moon of her father Sin (Sumerian Nanna) on a boundary stone of Meli-Shipak II, dating to the twelfth century BC.