Stela of King Ashurbanipal
On this stone stela (36.8cm x 22.2cm), King Ashurbanipal (r. 668-627 BCE) is depicted with a ritual basket of earth on his head that symbolizes the king’s role as royal builder. The stela was commissioned for the accession of his brother, Šamaš-šum-ukin (r. 668-648 BCE), to the throne of Babylon. The cuneiform inscription on the front and back record the restoration of the shrine of Ea, god of wisdom and magic, within the Marduk temple in Babylon. (Source)
Babylon, Neo-Assyrian, 668-665 BCE.