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Cuneiform tablet: Old Babylonian balag to the mother goddess Aruru

Period:
Old Babylonian
Date:
ca. 19th–16th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
3 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (10 x 4.9 x 2.7 cm)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.62
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.
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