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LOT 0195

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GBP (£) 500 - 700
EUR (€) 590 - 830
USD ($) 610 - 850

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£450 (EUR 531; USD 547) (+bp*)

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UR III CUNEIFORM SCHOOL TABLET
3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.

A sub-circular ceramic tablet, lentoid in section, with cuneiform text to one face bearing finely executed scribal work. 2 7/8 in. (117 grams, 73 mm).

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.

CONDITION