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Tablet with pictographs

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Terracotta tablet with pictographs.

Provenance

By 1970s: European private collection; sold to a European dealer; by 1990-1991: purchased by an American collector; by 2001: with Alan Safani of Safani Gallery (New York); 2001: gift of Alan Safani in the name of Fay Safani to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Fay Safani in memory of Edward Safani

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Uruk period IV, 3500 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 74 x 48 x 26 mm (2 15/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 inches)

Accession Number

2001.745

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions