high fire terra cotta clay, glazes
Beautiful set of 2 Cuneiform ceramic tiles created from terra cotta clay. The tiles measure approximately 4'' x 3'' x 1/4'' thick (10cm x 8cm x 6mm) with a metal hook on the back for hanging. Can also be placed on a small easel or even incorporated into a mosaic!
The inscription on the first tile is cuneiform for ''Anunnaki' and on the second tile, reads the inscription in cuneiform: ''Those Whom From Heaven Came.''
Unique one of a kind tiles will not be perfect in shape and size since they are handbuilt. No stamps, rollers, moulds or presses are used to make this unique creation. Created by impressing a wooden stylus into the damp clay.
**Colour and intensity will vary from smartphone to PC.**
Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia c. 3500-3000 BCE. It is considered the most significant among the many cultural contributions of the Sumerians and the greatest among those of the Sumerian city of Uruk which advanced the writing of cuneiform c. 3200 BCE.
The name comes from the Latin word cuneus for 'wedge' owing to the wedge-shaped style of writing. In cuneiform, a carefully cut writing implement known as a stylus is pressed into soft clay to produce wedge-like impressions that represent word-signs (pictographs) and, later, phonograms or `word-concepts' (closer to a modern-day understanding of a `word'). All of the great Mesopotamian civilizations used cuneiform until it was abandoned in favour of the alphabetic script at some point after 100 BCE.
Local Pickup is Not Available.
Item ships from:
Shefford, QC, Canada.
Shipping to US:
by Canada post.
Shipping to Canada:
by Canada post.
I use Canada Post first class Airmail with Canada and to the USA.
Most items in Canada will take 4-5 business days and the USA 8-10 working days, sometimes less. Everything is well wrapped and protected.
Holidays can double the time in Canada and the states, so order one month before the due date.
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