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LOT 0229

Sold for (Inc. bp): £11,050

PROTO-SUMERIAN TERRACOTTA TABLET WITH ARCHAIC TEXT
3300-3000 B.C.
4 1/2 in. (230 grams, 11.4 cm).

Lentoid-section slab with incised grid to each face: one with three columns, impressed roundels and crescents, grid and other symbols; the other face with four columns, each cell filled with marks and symbols.

PROVENANCE:
Ex Oriental Dar Antiques, Jerusalem, 1967.
European private collection.

This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.12095-211940.

LITERATURE:
Cf. similar item in the British Museum, London, under accession no.2010,6022.11, for type.

CONDITION