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Cuneiform tablet case impressed with cylinder seal, for cuneiform tablet 86.11.246a: receipt of reeds

Period:
Ur III
Date:
ca. 2040 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Drehem (ancient Puzrish-Dagan)
Culture:
Neo-Sumerian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
5 x 4.6 x 2.8 cm (2 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed-Seal Impressions
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.246b
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.
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