RARE Large Mesopotamian Clay Cuneiform Tablet

Item Description

C. 3rd-2nd millennium BC – Ur III period

Inscribed clay cuneiform tablet with script to both faces. 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. Sumerian was spoken in the southern region of ancient Mesopotamia in Sumer.

Although repaired with traces of surplus glue to surfaces, it has fine detail and is a RARE piece.

Provenance: Part of a specialised collection of cuneiform texts, the property of a London gentleman and housed in London before 1992. Thence by descent to family members.

Size: 48mm x 81mm



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