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Cuneiform tablet: record of a judicial decision

ca. 555–539 B.C.
Mesopotamia, probably from Babylon (modern Hillah)
a–b, d–f: 6.2 x 4.5 x 2.6 cm (2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 in.) c: 2.2 x 2.2 x 2 cm (7/8 x 7/8 x 3/4 in.)
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed-Seal Impressions
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.
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. 107, pp. 219-221, pl. 81.
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