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Cuneiform tablet: a-she-er gi-ta, balag to Innin/Ishtar

Period:
Seleucid or Parthian
Date:
ca. 2nd–1st century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Babylon (modern Hillah)
Culture:
Seleucid or Parthian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
3 7/8 x 3 1/4 x 1 in. (10 x 8.3 x 2.4 cm)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.286b
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.
Spar, Ira, and Wilfred G. Lambert. 2005. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume II: Literary and Scholastic Texts of the First Millennium B.C. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 7, pp. 57-64, pls. 12-13.
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