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Huge Sumerian Cuneiform Tablet, ex-Bonhams
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Description
Southern Iraq, Ur III Period, ca. 2100 to 2000 BCE. Large and wonderfully preserved clay administraive tablet in the form of an extra-large biscuit. As shown there are dozens of lines of text which can be translated, but to date have not (translation will cost $500 - email for details). The largest we have ever had the pleasure of handling. Size: 10" x 10".

Provenance: Ex-private UK Collection, Ex-Bonham's, acquired at auction 5/1/2008.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

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#102076. Item will ship from the UK.
Condition
Cracks and chips as shown, but intact.
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Huge Sumerian Cuneiform Tablet, ex-Bonhams

Estimate $12,000 - $15,000
Feb 13, 2015
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Starting Price $9,500
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0051A: Huge Sumerian Cuneiform Tablet, ex-Bonhams

Sold for $9,500
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Est. $12,000 - $15,000Starting Price $9,500
Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art
Feb 13, 2015 11:00 AM EST
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Lot 0051A Details

Description
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Southern Iraq, Ur III Period, ca. 2100 to 2000 BCE. Large and wonderfully preserved clay administraive tablet in the form of an extra-large biscuit. As shown there are dozens of lines of text which can be translated, but to date have not (translation will cost $500 - email for details). The largest we have ever had the pleasure of handling. Size: 10" x 10".

Provenance: Ex-private UK Collection, Ex-Bonham's, acquired at auction 5/1/2008.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

#102076. Item will ship from the UK.
Condition
...
Cracks and chips as shown, but intact.

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