London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A SUMERIAN CUNEIFORM CLAY TABLET
CIRCA 2500 B.C.
With 4 columns of text on the obverse and 1 on the reverse, a legal document concerning a sale, including recording the names of the two scribes, chipped and repaired, 3 1/8 x 2 15/16 in. (7.9 x 7.4 cm.); three Old Babylonian period cuneiform clay tablets, comprising a scribal school list consisting of 13 lines of text, worn, 2 5/8 x 2 in. (6.7 x 5.1 cm.); another tablet with 24 lines of text, a hymn to the god Ninurta, chipped, 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (7.3 x 5.3 cm); and a bun-shaped school tablet, 4 lines of text, comprising the last line of a hymn of praise to the king, Iddin-Dagan, "Iddin-Dagan in lordliness raised his head to heaven", repaired, 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm.) diam., all circa 1900-1700 B.C. (4)
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