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LOT 0176

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GBP (£) 6,000 - 8,000
EUR (€) 6,720 - 8,960
USD ($) 7,350 - 9,800

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£5,400 (EUR 6,050; USD 6,617) (‡+bp*)

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ASSYRIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET
13TH CENTURY B.C.
6 7/8 in. (682 grams, 17.5 cm).

A roughly tabular clay tablet bearing impressed cuneiform text arranged in vertical columns to five of its six faces.

PROVENANCE:
Ex French art market.
with Boisgirard & Associés, Paris, 14 February 2005, lot 246.
Private Swiss collection since 2005.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.11638-198993.

LITERATURE:
Cf. The Metropolitan Museum, accession number 62.85.1, for a 13th century Assyrian tablet.

CONDITION