CUNEIFORM LEXICAL TABLET. A Babylonian clay inscription fragment, Middle Babylonian, Syria circa 1600-1500 B.C.,
Lot 1001
CUNEIFORM LEXICAL TABLET. A Babylonian clay inscription fragment, Middle Babylonian, Syria circa 1600-1500 B.C.,
Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
CUNEIFORM LEXICAL TABLET.
A Babylonian clay inscription fragment, Middle Babylonian, Syria circa 1600-1500 B.C., part of a lexical text giving a list of fish. Approx 95 x 102 mm of inscribed surface area and 30 mm thick. Custom velvet-lined clamshell box.
Provenance: purchased from Bernard Quaritch Ltd. in September, 1992.

Such compilations of signs according to subject (e.g. trees, fish etc.) were used for teaching purposes.

Saleroom notices

  • The tablet is tightly fitted in its custom box and has not been removed from the box for examination of the reverse side.
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