Cuneiform Tablet, Assyria



by Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, L.A.)
published on 23 September 2012

A clay tablet with cuneiform from an Assyrian trading post, c. 1875-1840 BCE. (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, L.A.).

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  • Mark Cartwright wrote on 26 September 2012 at 20:56:

    I'm afraid that also in this case there is no more information I could find on this piece. Below is the link to the L.A. County Museum:;id=52378;type=101

    You can see from the link that this tablet is not even on public display. I chose it simply as an illustration to the definition on philology to show a form of writing many people may not be familiar with. Once again, I whole heartedly believe that the more descriptive detail the better but neither should that preclude images which are interesting in their own right. Further, as this is a community site, it is always hoped that readers will contribute their knowledge to extend the depth of information on our pages.

  • Chris Greenwald wrote on 26 September 2012 at 18:46:

    I really dig this site, but some better descriptions to go along with these pictures would be great. For example: what does the tablet say?