Cuneiform tablet: account of sheep holdings in households for offerings, from the 20th year of rule of either Nabopolassar or Nebuchadnezzar II, Ebabbar archive
ca. 605 B.C. or 584 B.C.
Mesopotamia, probably from Sippar (modern Tell Abu Habba)
2 x 3.37 x 1.18 in. (5.08 x 8.56 x 3 cm)
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.
Spar, Ira, and Michael Jursa. 2014. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume IV: The Ebabbar Temple Archive and Other Texts from the Fourth to the First Millennium B.C. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Eisenbrauns, no. 51, pp. 86-89, pl. 45.