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Cuneiform tablet: loan of silver

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 7th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
2.5 x 3.8 x 1.8 cm (1 x 1 1/2 x 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1954
Accession Number:
54.117.27b
Not on view
1953, excavated by Max Mallowan, on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; ceded in the division of finds to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; acquired by the Museum in 1954, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.

“Agatha Christie and Archaeology.” Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal, Canada, December 7, 2015–April 1, 2016.

Wiseman, Donald J. 1953. "The Nimrud Tablets." Iraq 15, p. 142.

Spar, Ira, and Eva von Dassow. 2000. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume III: Private Archive Texts from the First Millennium B.C. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 1b, pp. 7-8, pl. 2.
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