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Cuneiform tablet: private letter

Period:
Old Babylonian
Date:
ca. 1632 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably Sippar-Yahrurum (modern Tell Abu Habba)
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
9.2 x 5.2 x 2.6 cm (3 5/8 x 2 x 1 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.111
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. 69, pp. 87-89, pls. 63-64, 135-136.
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