Cuneiform tablet case impressed with cylinder seal, for cuneiform tablet 86.11.246a: receipt of reeds
ca. 2040 B.C.
Mesopotamia, probably from Drehem (ancient Puzrish-Dagan)
5 x 4.6 x 2.8 cm (2 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in.)
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. 23b, pp. 31-32, pl. 22; seal impression: no. 5, p. 170, pls. 21-22, 125, 139, 141.