Cuneiform tablet: house sale contract, Quradum archive
ca. 2350–2150 B.C.
Mesopotamia, probably from Sippar (modern Tell Abu Habba)
8 x 8.4 x 2.3 cm (3 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 7/8 in.)
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.
Dornemann, Rudolph H. 1984. "Mesopotamia." In Sign, Symbol, Script: An Exhibition on the Origins of Writing and the Alphabet, exh. cat. edited by Martha L. Carter and Keith N. Schoville. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin-Madison, no. 44, pp. 14, 19, fig. 18.
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. 7, pp. 8-9, pls. 5-6.