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Tablet of Ini-Teshub

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Cuneiform tablet of Ini-Teshub of Carchemish, the Hittite Viceroy of North Syria during the mid-thirteenth century BC. The tablet records a lawsuit involving two merchants, one of whom demands payment of a debt. The text is written in Akkadian (Babylonian), the international language of the Late...

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Provenance

1977, sold by Bruce McAlpine (dealer), London, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 13, 1977)

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Hittite, Late Bronze Age, 1299–1200 B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 8.75 cm, W. 6.75 cm

Accession Number

1977.114

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

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The Ancient World

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