Oblique view |
Reverse side |
Two non-mathematical tablets |
Mathematical commentary |
From the Yale Babylonian Collection, with the assistance and permission
of William Hallo, Curator, and Ulla Kasten, Associate Curator.
Provenance unknown, dated approximately to between 1800 B.C. and 1600 B.C.
Purchased around 1912 A.D. by an agent of J. P. Morgan, who
contributed it to Yale University as part of the foundation of its Babylonian Collection.
The images are very close to life-size (about 8 cm on a side).
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The photographs were made with a Nikon CoolPix 990,
a portable floodlight, a Benbo tripod, and a special cable release
designed for this camera.
I wish to acknowledge not only the extraordinarily friendly
reception from the
Curators of the Babylonian Collection,
but also the help of Christopher Anagnostakis in making the photographs.