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Cuneiform tablet: account of barley and date disbursements, Ebabbar archive

Period:
Neo-Babylonian
Date:
ca. 604–562 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Sippar (modern Tell Abu Habba)
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
1.38 x 0.63 x 2.01 in. (3.51 x 1.6 x 5.11 cm)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis T. P. Plimpton, 1973
Accession Number:
1973.25.4
Not on view
Before 1950, acquired by Oakes Ames in the Near East; acquired by the Museum in 1973, gift of Mrs. Francis T. P. Plimpton, Oakes Ames' daughter, New York.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 103 (Jul. 1,1972 - Jun. 30, 1973), p. 29.

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. 69, p. 113, pl. 61.
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