Writings of Mankind, Auction XVII, Spring 1990
Includes objects in the following categories: Cuneiform, Hieroglyphic, Hieratic, Aramaic, Edessan Syriac, Greek, Islamic (Arabic), Dravadian, Classical Latin, Late Latin, English, American Colonial, French, German, and Russian. BL00008. Writings of Mankind 1990, Auction XVII, spring 1990, 123 lots, 68 pages, 40 plates; $12.50 (Ä11.00)
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
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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