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Cuneiform tablet: account of silver disbursements, Egibi archive

Period:
Neo-Babylonian
Date:
ca. 601 BC
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
3.5 x 5.2 x 2.1 cm (1 3/8 x 2 x 7/8 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1879
Accession Number:
79.7.31
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1879, purchased from Joseph Mordecai Shemtob, London.
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. 45, pp. 93-94, pl. 29.
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