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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] 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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Period
ca. 2100 BC (Old Assyrian)
Medium
brown clay
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1463
Measurements
H: 2 1/16 × W: 2 3/16 × D: 11/16 in. (5.3 × 5.6 × 1.7 cm)
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Not On View

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