Two Sumerian Clay Cuneiform Tablets
Height 1 1/2 inches (3 cm).
Antiquities
Sale 910 - Antiquities & Ethnographic Art
Nov 1810AMCT
Live and Online / Chicago
Price Estimate
$500 - $700

Sold for $2,000

Sold prices are inclusive of Buyer’s Premium
Lot Description
Two Sumerian Clay Cuneiform Tablets
Third Dynasty of Ur, Circa 22nd-21st Century B.C.
Height 1 1/2 inches (3 cm).
Property from a Chicago Private Collection

Provenance:
Acquired from Skinner Auctions, Bolton, Massachusetts, in the late 1990s or early 2000s. (Accompanied by a signed statement from the owner)

Note:
Including one administrative tablet dated to the reign of King Amar-Suen of Ur, recording the amounts of grain (barley) delivered to the royal storehouse; and one administrative tablet, dated to the year 46 of King Shulgi of Ur's reign, recording a receipt for 30 sheep. Full translation available upon request.
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