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Cuneiform tablet case impressed with cylinder seal, for cuneiform tablet 1983.135.6a: private letter

Period:
Middle Bronze Age–Old Assyrian Trading Colony
Date:
ca. 20th–19th century B.C.
Geography:
Anatolia, probably from Kültepe (Karum Kanesh)
Culture:
Old Assyrian Trading Colony
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
6.9 x 5.1 x 2.7 cm (2 3/4 x 2 x 1 1/8 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed-Seal Impressions
Credit Line:
Bequest of Edith Aggiman, 1982
Accession Number:
1983.135.6b
Not on view
Formerly collection of Edith Aggiman, New York and Paris (until d.1982); acquired by the Museum in 1982, bequest of Edith Aggiman.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 113 (Jul. 1,1982 - Jun. 30, 1983), p. 19.

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. 81b, p. 112, pl. 81; seal impression: no. 30, p. 177, pls. 81, 129, 147.
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