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Tablet with elliptical profile, pierced longitudinally and covered on both sides with Old Babylonian cuneiform inscriptions.

Provenance

By 1897: Count Michael Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 242 (said to be from Tell Amran); 1898: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1898

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Old Babylonian Period, 1894–1595 B.C.

Object Place

Tel Amran, Iraq (Babylon)

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 1.9 x 0.8 cm (1 3/16 x 3/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.697

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets