Large Rare Old Babylonian Clay Cuneiform Tablet

Item Description

C. 3rd – 2nd millennium BC

An inscribed, clay cuneiform tablet with script to one side. Sumerian cuneiform is known as the earliest writing system, developed from pictographs and other various symbols, which were used to represent livestock and trade goods onto clay tablets.  It was first developed in Mesopotamia by the Sumerians, around 3000 BC. The are recognised by the wedge-shaped marks, made by pressing a blunt reed into wet clay tablets.

Although repaired, it is of a large size with good clear text remaining. VERY RARE.

Provenance: Property of a London gentleman and housed in London before 1992.

Size: H: 91mm x W 46mm



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