Tablet in an Envelope
Legal texts, as well as other important texts, would have one copy made, then another would be made encasing the first one as an "envelope" of sorts. This particular envelope is cracked in such a way that you can clearly see how its "letter" fits into it.
Photographed by Eva Low
B6141 and B6141a (museum numbers)
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This tablet was discovered during the Babylonian Expedition to Nippur I-IV, 1888-1900, in Iraq.