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Cuneiform tablet: field rental

Period:
Old Babylonian
Date:
ca. 1749–1712 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Sippar (modern Tell Abu Habba)
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
4.1 x 3.4 x 2 cm (1 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.214a
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. 58a, p. 75, pl. 51.
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