Six cuneiform clay tablets 6

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Lot 353*
Six cuneiform clay tablets
6

Sold for £ 2,640 (US$ 3,675) inc. premium
Six cuneiform clay tablets
Circa 2300-1700 B.C.
An Akkadian administrative document, circa 2300-2200 B.C.; five Sumerian tablets consisting of administrative and legal documents including an envelope tablet, Third Dynasty of Ur, circa 2060-2020 B.C.; and and an Old Babylonian tablet consisting of a letter about a boat, circa 1900-1700 B.C., sizes ranging from 2½in x 1¾in (6.8cm x 4.5cm) - 4in x 2in (10cm x 5cm), some repairs and chips (6)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property of an Australian private collector, acquired in lieu or medical services provided in January 1980, formerly in the collection of Mr J. Glitman, who began collecting in the 1950s and was a retired antiques dealer of Balaclava, Victoria, Australia.
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