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Map of the World, probably from Sippar, southern Iraq, Babylonian, c700-c500 BC-Unknown-Giclee Print

Map of the World, probably from Sippar, southern Iraq, Babylonian, c700-c500 BCBy Unknown

Image size:
7.5" x 8.7"
Paper type:
Giclee Print
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About This Piece
The Art
Map of the World, probably from Sippar, southern Iraq, Babylonian, c700-c500 BC. This tablet contains both a cuneiform inscription and a unique map of the Mesopotamian world. Babylon is shown in the centre and Assyria, Elam and other places are also named. The central area is ringed by a circular waterway labelled 'Salt-Sea'. The outer rim of the sea is surrounded by what were probably originally eight regions, each indicated by a triangle, labelled 'Region' or 'Island', and marked with the distance in between. The purpose of the map is to explain the Babylonian view of the mythological world. From the British Museum's collection.

This giclée print delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard for museums and galleries around the world, giclée is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are “sprayed” onto high-quality paper. With the great degree of detail and smooth transitions of color gradients, giclée prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is acid free with a smooth surface.  
Product ID: 49097364034A
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