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LOT 0160

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Bid History: 6   |   Current bid: £130

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Bid History: 6   |   Current bid: £130

Large Western Asiatic Old Babylonian Royal Cuneiform Tablet

20th-17th century BC

A rectangular ceramic block with low-relief cuneiform text to one long face; accompanied by an old scholarly note, handwritten and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, which states: 'Portion of clay object with cuneiform inscription, probably part of a brick inscription of royal content, c. 2100-1700 B.C.' 1.4 kg, 32cm (12 1/2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Part of a specialised collection of cuneiform texts, the property of a London gentleman; 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; this small collection is exceptional for the variety of types, including some very rare and well preserved examples; accompanied by an original scholarly note by W.G. Lambert, Professor of Assyriology at the University of Birmingham 1970-1993.