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tablet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    131453

  • Description

    Clay tablet; records the granting of mariannu-ship by Niqmepa to a certain Qabia; 8 +2 + 11 + 3ll; complete.

  • Date

    • 1550BC-1400BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 5.39 centimetres
    • Width: 5.08 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
  • Location

    G57/LEV/11

  • Condition

    Good / fair; complete.

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    24 August 1966

    Treatment proposal

    Fired, desalinated and treated

    Condition

    unknown

    Treatment details

    Fired, desalinated and treated

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1953

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated between 1936 and 1949.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    131453

  • Registration number

    1953,0711.8

  • Additional IDs

    • ATT/8/49 (? excavation number)

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