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Cuneiform tablet: promissory note for silver, Egibi archive

Period:
Neo-Babylonian
Date:
ca. 545 BC
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Babylon (modern Hillah)
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
3.2 x 4.2 x 1.6 cm (1 1/4 x 1 5/8 x 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1879
Accession Number:
79.7.16
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1879, purchased from Joseph Mordecai Shemtob, London.
Moldenke, Afred B. 1893. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, pt. 1. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 23, pp. 33-35.

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. 50-51.

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. 55, pp. 112-113, pl. 38.
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