Image Source: Bonhams.
The auction houses have nothing on Boxing Day sales ... except cuneiform tablets. From Bonhams famous auction house, up at auction in New York City on 4 December 2012:
(Thanks to -C.)CUNEIFORM LEXICAL TABLET.
A Babylonian clay inscription fragment, Middle Babylonian, Syria circa 1600-1500 B.C., part of a lexical text giving a list of fish. Approx 95 x 102 mm of inscribed surface area and 30 mm thick. Custom velvet-lined clamshell box.
Provenance: purchased from Bernard Quaritch Ltd. in September, 1992.
Such compilations of signs according to subject (e.g. trees, fish etc.) were used for teaching purposes.Estimate:US$ 1,500 - 2,500
£940 - 1,600
€1,200 - 2,000