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Ancient Mesopotamian and Sumerian Cuneiform Tablets For Sale
Old Babylonian and Ur III (c. 2150 -- 1700 BC)

Sumerian and Mesopotamian artifacts are quite rare, and prized on the collector market. Because of this, countless destructive archaeological atrocities have been committed, including the pillaging of museums and looting of archaeological sites throughout the Middle East. This destruction must stop, and I hope that all of those ill-gotten artifacts find their way back to where they belong. Every single item I offer for sale here has been painstakingly authenticated and the legal origin of their source determined. These come from old private collections, museum deaccessions, and auctions with proven legal ownership outside their country of origin prior to 1970 and the UNESCO treaty. Enjoy!

Fantastic Cuneiform Tablet, Ex William Randolph Hearst Collection!

Ancient Mesopotamia. Neo-Sumerian, Ur III, 22nd-21st century BC. Terracotta cuneiform tablet. An administrative tablet
with text on both sides. Area of loss and repair on one side. Measures 3.7 x 4.6 cm. Ex Robert Wilson Collection, purchased from Gimbels Department Store, April 1956; ex William Randolph Hearst Collection! Actually much crisper in hand than photo allows.
With copy of the Gimbels receipt #165189 from April 5, 1956. #AP2613: $3200

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Mesopotamia. Neo-Assyrian, c. 7th - 6th Century BC. Large Neo-Assyrian cuneiform brick fragment.
Most likely part of a dedicatory inscription for a building, with a line of neatly incised cuneiform characters on the flat face.
4 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 in (12 x 9 x 5.6 cm). Light deposits. Ex Maryland private collection. #AP2467: $599

Cuneiform Tablet for Beer!
Mesopotamia/Sumeria. Old Babylonian period, 1900-1700 BC. Rare cuneiform tablet. Administrative tablet, account of beer! The only one for beer I have ever come across. Sharp cuneiform characters, traces of a rolled cylinder seal impression on one side. Measures 38x33x19 mm (1 1/2" x x1 5/16" x 3/4"). Repaired from original pieces. ex-Upstate New York collection; ex-New York gallery. #AP2462: $650

Ancient Sumeria/Mesopotamia. Old Babylonian, c. 1900 - 1750 BC. Nice Old Babylonian bulla with cuneiform text. The bulla bears the roll-out impression from a cylinder seal with two vertical columns of cuneiform text and two standing figures. Still pierced through where the ancient twine once held the bulla to an important document or parcel. Now fired hard from mostly likely a fire which originally destroyed the presumably administrative building or storehouse where the item or items this bulla protected were kept. 38x22x16 mm (1 1/2" x 15/16" x 5/8"). Dark gray color (not well represented in the photo). Finger-prints of the ancient maker still visible on edge! ex-David Liebert, The Time Machine, New York. #AP2445: $750 SOLD