Finished (or as finished as they’re going to get ><) pieces of Glinda and Elphaba from Wicked, one of my favourite books & adaptations, for the Ladies of Literature charity art project which will be coming out next month (organised by the wonderful Arielle!) :D
The sickle sword of Assyrian king Adad-nirari I.
Dates to ca. 1307–1275 B.C., northern Mesopotamia, 54.3 cm long, and made of bronze.
This curved sword bears the cuneiform inscription “Palace of Adad-nirari, king of the universe, son of Arik-den-ili, king of Assyria, son of Enlil-nirari, king of Assyria,” indicating that it was the property of the Middle Assyrian king Adad-nirari I (r. 1307–1275 B.C.).
The inscription appears in three places on the sword: on both sides of the blade and along its (noncutting) edge. Also on both sides of the blade is an engraving of an antelope reclining on some sort of platform.