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The Cyrus Cylinder from Ancient Babylon and the Beginning of the Persian Empire

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Cuneiform tablet case impressed with four cylinder seals

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:
5.8 x 5.5 x 2.1 cm (2 1/4 x 2 1/8 x 7/8 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed-Seal Impressions
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klejman, 1966
Accession Number:
66.245.23
325864

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