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tablet / seal-impression

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    131493

  • Description

    Complete tablet sealed with the seal of King Idrimi: agreement for annual dues of gold and sheep to be paid to the king,(either Idrimi or his son Niqmepa, who often used his father's seal); the seal's inscription reads 'Idrimi, servent of the God Adad' (the storm god).

  • Date

    • 1500BC-1450BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 1.5 inches
    • Width: 1.5 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        front
      • Inscription Comment

        agreement for annual dues of gold and sheep to be paid to the king,(either Idrimi or his son Niqmepa, who often used his father's seal)
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Comment

        Idrimi, servent of the God Adad
  • Location

    On display: G57/dc11

  • Condition

    Good / fair; complete.

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1953

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated between 1936 and 1949.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    131493

  • Registration number

    1953,0711.48

  • Additional IDs

    • ATT/8/169 (excavation number)

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