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Cuneiform tablet impressed with two cylinder seals: loan of barley

Period:
Old Babylonian
Date:
ca. 1780 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Dilbat
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
2.8 x 2.7 x 1.9 cm (1 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed-Seal Impressions
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.245
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. 48, pp. 64-65, pl. 42; seal impressions: nos. 15a-15b, p. 173, pls. 42, 143.
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