Stele of King Hammurabi of Babylon, plaster copy, original 1796-1750BC.

Made:
1796-1750 BCE in Mesopotamia and Babylon

Two copies of Stele (copy) depicting King Hammurabi of Babylon, 1st Dynasty, 1796-1750BC

Stele of King Hammurabi of Babylon, plaster copy, original 1st Dynasty, 1796-1750BC. In relief are shown King Hammurabi coming before the sun god Shamash. Beneath the figures are columns of cuneiform text which describe the laws, or codes, or Hammurabi, such as "An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.". The original is now in the Louvre, Paris.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A603010
type:
stelae