Rare Sub-Circular Sumerian Clay Cuneiform Tablet Fragment

Item Description

C. 22nd – 21st century BC

An inscribed, sub-circular clay cuneiform tablet with script to one face. 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 a fragment, it has good clear text remaining and is of a nice size. VERY RARE.

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

Size: H: 39mm x  W: 80mm



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