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Cuneiform tablet impressed with cylinder (?) seal: stipulations regarding potential claims on sold prebend

Period:
Achaemenid
Date:
ca. 496 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Sippar (modern Tell Abu Habba)
Culture:
Achaemenid
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
6.3 x 7.9 x 3.1 cm (2 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 1 1/4 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed-Seal Impressions
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.185
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. 121, pp. 243-246, pls. 93-94, 123.
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