Cuneiform tablet case impressed with four cylinder seals, for cuneiform tablet 66.245.15a: quittance
Middle Bronze Age–Old Assyrian Trading Colony
ca. 20th–19th century B.C.
Anatolia, probably from Kültepe (Karum Kanesh)
Old Assyrian Trading Colony
5.6 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm (2 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klejman, 1966
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1966, gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klejman, New York.
"Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 17, 2008–March 15, 2009.
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. 92b, pp. 135-136, pl. 102; seal impressions: nos. 53-56, pp. 186-188, pls. 102, 132, 152-153.
Aruz, Joan. 2008. “Cuneiform Tablet Cases.” In Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C., exh. cat. edited by Joan Aruz, Kim Benzel, and Jean M. Evans. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 46a, p. 75.