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The April 2023 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, Apr 14, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1199

Sumerian Cuneiform Clay Tablet Wrapped In Partial Clay Envelope Contract For Oxen H 1.5'' W 1.5''

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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

Contract For Oxen In Clay Envelope. Original box and typed description from Edgar J. Banks included. 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. 


Clay tablet revealed within partially broken clay envelope. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ìRequest Condition Reportî or ìAsk a Questionî buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.