Hymn to Iddin-Dagan

Hymn to Iddin-Dagan, 1950 BCE, Mesopotamia

Hymn to Iddin-Dagan is a Mesopotamian Clay Artifact created in 1950 BCE. It lives at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Artifact and Cuneiform. Download

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A hymn praising the Sumerian King Iddin-Dagan, inscribed in cuneiform on a hexagonal clay prism. The poem describes the blessing of wisdom and power bestowed upon Iddin-Dagan by the gods. The english translation can be read here:

A Praise Poem of Iddin-Dagan

Reed Enger, "Hymn to Iddin-Dagan," in Obelisk Art History, Published May 16, 2015; last modified May 29, 2020, http://arthistoryproject.com/timeline/the-ancient-world/mesopotamia/hymn-to-iddin-dagan/.

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