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Cuneiform tablet: account text concerning bitumen, Quradum archive

Period:
Akkadian
Date:
ca. 2350–2150 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Sippar (modern Tell Abu Habba)
Culture:
Akkadian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
9.4 x 8.1 x 2.2 cm (3 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 7/8 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.134
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. 6, pp. 6-7, pls. 3-4.
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