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LOT 0181

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 360 - 480
USD ($) 370 - 490

Bid History: 6   |   Current bid: £170 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 6   |   Current bid: £170
AKKADIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET
24TH-22ND CENTURY B.C.

A pillow-shaped ceramic tablet bearing Akkadian cuneiform text to both faces. 2 3/8 in. (80 grams, 60 mm). [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Specialised collection of cuneiform texts, the property of a London gentleman and housed in London before 1992.
Thence by descent to family members.
Examined by Professor Wilfrid George Lambert FBA (1926-2011), historian, archaeologist, and specialist in Assyriology and Near Eastern archaeology, in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The collection is exceptional for the variety of types, including some very rare and well preserved examples.

FOOTNOTES:
Some damage but exceptional quality and surfaces.

CONDITION