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Cuneiform tablet: hire contract

Period:
Neo-Babylonian
Date:
ca. 545 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Uruk (modern Warka)
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
3.9 x 4.6 x 2.1 cm (1 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 7/8 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis T. P. Plimpton, 1973
Accession Number:
1973.25.3
Not on view
Before 1950, acquired by Oakes Ames in the Near East; acquired by the Museum in 1973, gift of Mrs. Francis T. P. Plimpton, Oakes Ames' daughter, New York.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 103 (Jul. 1,1972 - Jun. 30, 1973), p. 29.

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. 103, pp. 215-216, pl. 79.
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