Cuneiform tablet: Old Babylonian balag to the mother goddess Aruru
ca. 19th–16th century B.C.
3 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (10 x 4.9 x 2.7 cm)
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.
Maynard, J. 1919. "A Lamentation to Aruru (Metropolitan Museum No. 112)." Journal of the Society of Oriental Research 3, pp. 14-20.
Spar, Ira, and W. G. Lambert. 2005. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume II: Literary and Scholastic Texts of the First Millennium B.C. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 1, pp. 4-10, pls. 1-2.