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tablet / seal-impression

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Clay tablet; cuneiform; proceedings of a legal case brought before Saustatar, king of Mitanni, involving the right of Niqmepa, the king of Alalakh, to the kingship of Khanigalbat; it is impressed with the seal of Saustatar's ancestor, Shuttarna; 10 + 2 ll.

  • Date

    • 1550BC-1400BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

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

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Comment

        proceedings of a legal case brought before Saustatar, king of Mitanni, involving the right of Niqmesa, the king of Alalakh, to the kingship of Khanigalbat
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Comment

        seal of Saustatar's ancestor, Shuttarna
  • Location

    On display: G57/dc11

  • Condition

    Good / fair; complete.

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    24 August 1966

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    Fired, desalinated and treated



    Treatment details

    Fired, desalinated and treated

    About these records 

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated between 1936 and 1949.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • ATT/8/52 (? Exc.No)


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