Proto Cuneiform Clay Tablet

 

14698. Proto Cuneiform Clay Tablet

Mesopotamia, Uruk III period, ca. 3200 – 3000 BC

The upper section in two joined pieces, one side with cut cuneiform, the other with pictographic script. An account of grains from the very earliest development of writing. Size 77mm x 65 mm (3-1/16 in L.)
Provenance: Ex private Brooklyn collection, Acq from Tony Carawani,London UK and with a hand written descriptive note from near eastern scholar Winfred Lambert (1926 to 2011) Repaired and surface worn. Rare.

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