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Western Asiatic Antiquities

Sumerian (Uruk?), Limestone Cup Ornamented with Animals, Jemdet Nasr Period, 4th Millennium B.C.

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AAA31037. height 7 cm (2 5/8"), rim diameter 6 cm (2 3/8"); The Louvre Near Eastern Antiqities, Ur Excavations Volume 4 The early periods (nearly identical), Collectible condition, two lion's attacking two bulls, high relief, one small piece re-attached, chips from rim; SOLD


Mesopotamia, Clay Cuneiform Tablet, c. 2400 - 700 B.C.

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Ancient Mesopotamia and Sumerian culture are the "cradle of civilization." Man's recording of history, science, mathematics, and literature began with clay and a reed stylus. Only a small percentage of tablets have been translated. Reading cuneiform is extremely difficult and a word for word translation is often impossible. Often it is only possible to get the gist of a tablet. Most are receipts for payments in kind, the number of lambs, goats, or oxen donated to a temple, for example. This tablet is untranslated but it is perhaps this type of receipt.
AS87307. Buff clay, 5.27 x 4.36 cm; complete and intact, from an American Collection, ex Edgar L. Owen Ltd. (2012), ex collection of a New York City professional entertainer (acquired in 1980's); SOLD


7 1/2" Assyrian Terracotta Flask, 900 - 600 B.C.

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AAA31012. Assyrian Terracotta Flask; height 19.5 cm (7 1/2"), Choice, scale-like inscised surface decoration, lentoid body, two thick handles from shoulder to rim, trefoil mouth, stopper inside; SOLD


Drehem, Neo-Sumerian Empire (UR III), Mesopotamia, Cuneiform Clay Tablet, 2113 - 2006 B.C.

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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 comes with transliterated text and a summary translation, "listing livestock slaughtered and received by the receiving official."
AS48862. cuneiform tablet; 22 mm X 22 mm, Superb, lists livestock slaughtered and received by the receiving official at Drehem; expertly re-fired for preservation; ex Alex G. Malloy Sale 11/99, #1000; SOLD


Mesopotamian, Ram Figurine Amulet, Late Uruk - Jemdet-Nasr Period, c. 3300 - 3000 B.C.

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AS58662. Ram figurine amulet, 29 x 23 mm, Choice, cream calcite, circle-dot eyes and two circle-dots on body, legs curled up, pierced vertically for suspension, from an American private collection, ex Alex G. Malloy (1/1/97); SOLD


Babylonian Letter-Orders, Cuneiform Clay Tablet, Old Babylonian Period, 1900 - 1700 B.C.

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This tablet reads, "Say to Imgur-Sin: "Thus says Nur-lipissu: ' Send me the gift of Lipit-Eshtar and Ki (unclear, under dirt), send me his adversary, so the king can question him, let them speak to him, (unclear line), years.'""

Most Babylonian letters relate to state business, usually the transfer of goods.
AAA30983. height 5.3 cm (2"), width 4.1 cm (1 1/2"), excellent condition, few small chips and some encrustation, attractive and intersting!; SOLD


Babylonia, Terracotta Cup with Cuniform Inscription, c. 1900 B.C.

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AAD34511. height 6.2 cm (2 1/4"), rim diameter 11.5 cm (4 1/2"); irregular shape, buff clay, complete and intact, Choice, SOLD


Elam, Cylinder Seal, Middle Ellamite Period, c. 1600 - 1200 B.C.

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AS35627. Cylinder seal; black serpentine; animals and birds with appearance of movement in two levels; 20 mm X 9.5 mm, Superb, SOLD


Babylonian Cuneiform Tablet, Old Babylonian Period, c. 1900 - 1700 B.C.

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AAA30979. height 9.3 cm (3 5/8"), one corner missing otherwise intact, an administrative clay tablet listing the names of 17 workers; SOLD


Babylonian Administrative Text, Cuneiform Clay Tablet, Ur III Period, 2100 - 2000 B.C.

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The text gives amounts of barley for named individuals.

Some tablets were fired to harden them. Most were considered temporary and never fired. Many ancient tablets, perhaps including this one, were hardend unintentionally when the building they were stored in burned. Unintentional firing has preserved many tablets that would have been otherwise lost.

When we first received this tablet, the bottom third appeared to be intact, however, it was a forged restoration, the cuniform was nonsense.
AAA30982. height 4.9 cm (1 3/4"), width 4.2 cm (1 5/8"), 2/3 of tablet, dark black, hardened; SOLD




  




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REFERENCES|

Buchanan, B. Ancient Near Eastern Seals in the Yale Babylonian Collection. (New Haven, 1981).
Carboni, S. Glass from Islamic Lands: The Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait National Museum. (New York, 2001).
Deshayes J. Les outils de bronze, de L'indus au Danube (IVe au IIe Millenaire). (Paris, 1960).
Moorey, P. Ancient Bronzes from Luristan. British Museum. (London, 1974).
Muscarella, O.W. Bronze and Iron, Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (New York, 1988).

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