Neo-Sumerian Empire (UR III), , Cuneiform Clay Tablet, 2113 - 2006 B.C.
Used to account for the transfer of beer, bread, fish, oil, spice and onions for the Shueshtar, the "official."AS48861. cuneiform tablet; 25 mm X 23 mm,
, 1 (sila) of "dida"-beer, 2 sila of beer, 10 (sila) of bread, 2 shekels of oil, 2 shekels of spice, 3 fish, 3 braids of onions for Shuestar, the "official"; on the fourteenth day of the second month; ex Sale 11/99, #1038; SOLD
Drehem, Neo-Sumerian Empire (UR III), , Cuneiform Clay Tablet, 2113 - 2006 B.C.
Found at Drehem. The city Drehem or ancient Puzrish-Dagan, was the centralized state redistribution center for the Neo-Sumerian Empire. Thousands of cuneiform tablets account for the livestock (cattle, sheep and goats) received at Drehem and redistributed to officials, the temples of Nippur, and the royal palaces of Sumer.
This tablet with transliterated text and a summary translation, "listing livestock slaughtered and received by the receiving official."AS48862. cuneiform tablet; 22 mm X 22 mm,
, lists livestock slaughtered and received by the receiving official at Drehem; expertly re-fired for preservation; ex Sale 11/99, #1000; SOLD
Eastern India, Buddhist Votive Sealing, c. 8th Century
At holy sites and temples Buddhist pilgrims would purchase small votive offerings, to present to the shrine to be interred inside a stupa, or to take home as a memento. Votive offerings varied from place to place and over time. They were often made of and included small plaques, stupas, and sealings. The various sealings texts include meaningless pseudo-writing, repeated mantras, passages from the Ramayana, the Buddhist creed, prayers, etc. Because few early Buddhist manuscripts have survived in India, the writings found on these humble sealings provide a glimpse of the various scripts used in India in ancient and early medieval times. -- http://papyri.tripod.com/buddhist/introsealings.htmlAB54496. cf.
, p. 33 and nos. 144 - 146, , maximum 29 mm, Sanskrit text: the Buddhist Creed; undecorated; mica sparkling in the clay, ex ; SOLD
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