Old Babylonian Cuneiform Tablet of the Period of Šamšu-iluna

Culture: Old Babylonian
Period: 1749-1712 B.C.
Material: Dark clay
Dimensions: 4 cm x 3.9 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6165
Provenance: Private collection E. P. v Dijk, Holland, acquired in the 1980s. Most recently with Archea Ancient Art, Amsterdam. Accompanied by a certificate of provenance by E.P. van Dijk dated 22 March 2017.
Condition: Intact
Description: Old Babylonian cuneiform tablet of dark clay with eight lines of inscritpion running over to the other side. It is about a letter ordering reed. The complete translation reads: (1) They have taken the reeds (2) and they are deposited in the harbor of Nippur. (3) One boat (belonging to) Adalutum (4) let them take here so that (5) they may carry it away, but (6) it must not be lost. (7) … (8) I have asked, send it here! Mounted.