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Cappadocian Tablet with Cuneiform Inscription
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Cappadocian Tablet with Cuneiform Inscription

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tablet is unglazed.
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 composite text of Cuneiform Digital Library, M. Trolle Larsen. Festschrift Lubor Matous. Edited by Blahoslav Hruška,and Géza Komoróczy. Budapest: Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyegytem, 1978.] To Luzina/ from Miszszu-rabi/ and Ennum-Aszszur:/ 3 1/3 minas 6 shekels of silver/ and 1/2 mina 2?/3 shekel of sea-gold/ converted at the rate 6:1/ to silver; further,/ 3 shekels of gold from ore,/ converted at the rate 8:1/ Under the seal of Miszszu-rabi:/ Amurrum-bani,/ son of Szumma-libbi-ilija,/ this brings (him) to you./ Further, 1/2 mina 4 shekels,/ the price of two donkeys,/ the same man brings to you./ One donkey is dead. Two donkeys/ 6 saddle-skins , 3 bags,/ 3 zurzu-containers, 3 sacks/ for packing purposes/ Galga brings to you./ your good [...]/ plus the textiles into Szalatuwar/ we shall bring (them)./ We shall set out again/ when we are cleared. []
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

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ca. 1840–ca. 1730 BCE (Assyrian Colony)
clay, hand made; impressed
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H: 2 1/16 × W: 2 1/4 × D: 11/16 in. (5.3 × 5.7 × 1.7 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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