A Mesopotamian cuneiform clay tablet and envelope 2
Lot 268*
A Mesopotamian cuneiform clay tablet and envelope 2
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,569) inc. premium
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A Mesopotamian cuneiform clay tablet and envelope
Third Dynasty of Ur, 2037-2029 B.C.
An administrative document relating to bundles of reeds, regarding a loan taken out by Ur-Damu, and sealed by him, (the party taking on the obligation to repay the loan), there is an oath to the king with a list of witnesses, dating to the reign of King Shu-Sin,
the tablet 1¾in x 1½in (4.5cm x 4cm); the envelope, 2¼in x 1¾in (6cm x 4.5cm ) (2)

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  • Provenance:
    American private collection, New Hampshire, received as a gift from Dr. Banks in 1923.
    Collection of Dr. Edgar J. Banks (23 May 1866 – 5 May 1945), USA.
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