Five cuneiform tablets
Lot 94*
Five Babylonian cuneiform clay tablets 5
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,680) inc. premium
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Five Babylonian cuneiform clay tablets
Circa 2000-590 B.C.
All legal or administrative documents, including one recording the transfer of domestic animals in the official service, 3rd Dynasty of Ur, circa 2080-2000 B.C.; another official notice, Isin-Larsa period, circa 2000-1850 B.C.; Two legal documents with seal impressions, Isin-Larsa or Old Babylonian period, circa 2000-1700 B.C.; and a Late Babylonian legal document, 15th year of Nebuchadnezzar II, circa 590 B.C., 1¼in-2in (3.3cm-5cm), three boxed with collection notes (5)

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  • Provenance:
    The boxed tablets from the Rock Island Theological Seminary, Illinois, USA, acquired in the 1930s. The other two from the Dr Aziz Suryal Atiya Collection, Utah, USA, 1950s.
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