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A large and rare Sumerian bi-facial baked clay tablet featuring many lines of Cunieform [Cuneiform] script (Repaired) SOLD
A large and rare Sumerian bi-facial baked clay tablet featuring many lines of Cunieform [Cuneiform] script (Repaired) SOLD
A large and rare Sumerian bi-facial baked clay tablet featuring many lines of Cunieform [Cuneiform] script (Repaired) SOLD A large and rare Sumerian bi-facial baked clay tablet featuring many lines of Cunieform [Cuneiform] script (Repaired) SOLD A large and rare Sumerian bi-facial baked clay tablet featuring many lines of Cunieform [Cuneiform] script (Repaired) SOLD A large and rare Sumerian bi-facial baked clay tablet featuring many lines of Cunieform [Cuneiform] script (Repaired) SOLD
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c.2100 B.C. A large and rare Sumerian bi-facial baked clay tablet featuring many lines lines of Cunieform script on either side found in the 1950's and from a Hertfordshire private collection. Cuneiform script is one of the earliest known systems of writing distinguished which consisted of wedge-shaped marks impressed onto clay tablets using a blunt reed as a stylus. Often these tablets detail some form of legal or monetary transaction and if the record was to be kept the tablets would be baked in a kiln. If the record was only temporary the tablet was not fired but later broken and ground down again to mix as clay once more, an early form of recycling it seems. This is a much larger than normal example with many full or partial impressed lines of Cunieform on both sides of the tablet. A couple of old lateral repairs and a some minor damage as shown, which is to be expected given its great age, otherwise a decent and very large example of its type. Cunieform is increasingly hard to find nowadays, display stand included, tablet measures 87mm long x 52mm wide x 22mm thick.


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