Live Auction

The April 2023 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, Apr 14, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1197

Sumerian Cuneiform Clay Tablet From Drehem Ca. 2100 BCE, H 31mm, W 29mm, Depth 11mm

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$30 $10
$100 $25
$400 $50
$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000

Tablet accompanied by original box and typed letter of guarantee provided by Edgar J. Banks. Provenance: Collection of Edgar J. Banks (1866- 1945); Purchased by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg  (1852-1943) c.1922; By family descent to consignor. Dr. Banks was a diplomat and archaeologist upon whom the fictional character of Indiana Jones was based. Dr. J.H. Kellogg was the founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium and inventor of the Corn Flake. 


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