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Cuneiform tablet: promissory note for silver

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 652 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Babylon (modern Hillah)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
4.5 x 5.8 x 2.5 cm (1 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.155
  • Provenance

    Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.

  • References

    Moldenke, Afred B. 1893. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, pt. 2. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 3, pp. 64-66.

    San Nicolò, Mariano. 1951. Babylonische Rechtsurkunden des ausgehenden 8. und des 7. Jarhundert v. Chr. Munich: Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, no. 55, pp. 113-114.

    Delaunay, Jacques A., and Alfred B. Moldenke. 1977. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York): Nouvelle Édition. Publication du Centre des droits cunéiformes, Université de droit Paris II. Paris: P. Geuthner, pp. 88-91.

    Spar, Ira, and Eva von Dassow. 2000. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume III: Private Archive Texts from the First Millennium B.C. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 6, pp. 16-19, pl. 5.

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