Cuneiform tablet impressed with cylinder seal: tax receipt
ca. 1634 B.C.
Mesopotamia, probably from Sippar (modern Tell Abu Habba)
4 x 3.8 x 2.3 cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 7/8 in.)
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.
Spar, Ira. 1988. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume I: Tablets, Cones, and Bricks of the Third and Second Millennia B.C. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 55, p. 72, pl. 49; seal impression: no. 21, p. 175, pls. 49, 128, 145.