Cuneiform Tablet Fragment Contract Mesopotamian Babylonian ca. 1700 BC #2

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Seller: 2002archaeolog1965 (926) 100%, Location: Buckeystown, Maryland, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 174033584281 A fragmentary Babylonian cuneiform tablet ca. 1700 BC bearing approximately ten (10) lines of text in three (3) columns on its preserved surface. The reverse is perhaps unusual in that it is smooth, though irregularly shaped, suggesting that this may have been an envelope (see photo). The cuneiform is slightly worn, and the fragment has one old glued repair that is firm. There is one other fissure that is stable. All in all, the tablet is quite stable and firm--that is to say, it's not crumbly like other fragments that I've encountered. The piece measures approximately 3.5" at its widest x about 2.5" and is about 0.75" at its thickest point, which is at the upper margin. Some traces of charring are present, likely resulting from the fire that baked the tablet and preserved it for us. Acquired from the now defunct Helios Antiquities in Baltimore, MD in the 1980s and previously in the collection of Georges Moro (Lebanon and Montreal). Originally probably from north Mesopotamia. Nice fragment. Please ask if questions and see my other cuneiform listing. Provenance: Ownership History Not Available

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