SM 1895.01.001 (P405782)

Legal tablet excavated in Borsippa (mod. Birs Nimrud), dated to the Achaemenid (547-331 BC) period and now kept in Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Museum Number

SM 1895.01.001

Period

Achaemenid (547-331 BC) [uncertain]

Provenience

Borsippa (mod. Birs Nimrud)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Legal (SM catalogue: Zadok: house sale; first witness is palace scribe, followed by several judges; copy of the deed; original was extensively sealed (by buyer, palace scribe, judges, and scribe); included nail marks of at least the sellers)

Language(s)

Akkadian

Measurements

102.0 × 71.0 × 28.0

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 102.0 high × 71.0 wide × 28.0 thick
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  • Condition Description: a few breaks in upper part of tablet and lower right corner; Zadok: Probably late Chaldean/early Achaemenian; oxherd archive
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  • Genre(s): Legal (SM catalogue: Zadok: house sale; first witness is palace scribe, followed by several judges; copy of the deed; original was extensively sealed (by buyer, palace scribe, judges, and scribe); included nail marks of at least the sellers)
  • Language(s): Akkadian


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  • Museum No.: SM 1895.01.001
  • Accession No.: 01308 (SM catalogue: 0278)

  • Provenience: Borsippa (mod. Birs Nimrud) [uncertain]
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  • Period: Achaemenid (547-331 BC) [uncertain]
  • Dates Referenced: --.--.--.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

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Cite this Artifact

“SM 1895.01.001 Artifact Entry.” 2010. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 4, 2010. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P405782.

SM 1895.01.001 artifact entry (No. P405782). (2010, June 4). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P405782

SM 1895.01.001 artifact entry (2010) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P405782 (Accessed: February 5, 2023).

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