Viceroy of Babylon

[Old Babylonian]. Old Babylonian cuneiform clay tablet mentioning the Viceroy of Babylon.

Mesopotamia, ca. 2600-2100 BCE].

30 x 27 mm. In custom-made half morocco box.


Small clay tablet, written in cuneiform on both sides, well preserved. The front contains an inventory of cattle (probably oxen); the reverse records "on the 29th day remittance of the Viceroy of Babylon".

An old collection label at the top, bearing the number 75. Includes old collection note.

Provenance: the property of Robert W. Waitt Jr. (1920-98), of Richmond, Virginia; acquired by his father between 1930 and 1950. Later in a New York private collection.

Stock Code: BN#61547