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Cappadocian Tablet Featuring a Cylinder Seal Impression
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Cappadocian Tablet Featuring a Cylinder Seal Impression


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tablet is unglazed.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/07/1972Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York [claims found at Caesarea]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation from J. Lewy, “Old Assyrian Documents from Asia Minor (about 2000 BC),” Archives d'histoire du droit Oriental I (1937): 91-108] Seal of Mara from Kammalia; seal of Sulia the Sazuan; seal of Kammaliatarawa; seal of Duwazi; (seal impression a) seal of Sarba. Bunamuwadi, in distress, gave Aluluwa and his wife to Walku(w)a. / In (stamp impression b) (time of) distress / he kept them alive. Aluluwa (2 stamp impressions b) (is) his slave; his wife (is) his maidservant. In case anybody, at (stamp impression c) any time, does claim them, / (seal impression a) / he shall pay 182 minas of silver Walkuwa; (stamp impression d) he shall take (them) out. [https://cdli.ucla.edu/P272900]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

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Period
ca. 1840–ca. 1730 BCE (Assyrian Colony)
Medium
clay, hand made; impressed
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1464
Measurements
H: 2 3/16 × W: 1 9/16 × D: 1 1/16 in. (5.5 × 4 × 2.7 cm)
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Not On View

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