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Clay tablet with twenty one and twenty two lines of inscription; recipe for making red glass; Middle Babylonian; complete.
- Production date
Length: 8.25 centimetres
Width: 5.23 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This object was sent to be moulded for casting by Mr Prescott on 18 January 1967 (Objects to Lab, 6 May 1958-31 December 1970). A replica in the Science Museum is published in 'Glass Technology' (Science Museum 1969), p. 4, no.14. The original tablet is believed by Oppenheim et al. ('Glass and Glassmaking in Ancient Mesopotamia', 1970: pp. 59-65) to have been written in Babylon.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2019-2020 6 Nov-2 Aug, New York, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, A Wonder to Behold: The Power of Craftmanship and the Creation of the Ishtar Gate
2013 3 Jul-7 Sep, Okayama Orient Museum, Ancient Glass: Feast of Colour
2013 7 Mar-3 Jun, Miho Museum, Ancient Glass: Feast of Colour
2008-2009 18 Nov-15 Mar, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C.'
2008 26 Jun-5 Oct, Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum-Pergamonmuseum, 'Babylon, Myth and Truth'
2008 14 Mar-2 Jun, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 'Babylon'
1987 12 Sep-29 Nov, Kingswinford, Broadfield House Glass Museum, Glass Circle 50th Anniversary Exhibition
- Good / fair; complete. Fired..31 Aug 1962, T.W.T..14 Sep 1962, Completed.14 Dec 1962
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
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