Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Michigan Mounds Clay Tablet - Judgement of Solomon

Michigan mound builders unbaked clay tablet stamped with characters carved from limestone. Unbaked clay is a Mesopotamian form used with cuneiform clay receipts (Click to enlarge). This photo has an attempted translation. William Blake - The Judgement of Solomon painted in tempera. Antoon Claeissens - The Judgement of Solomon. Nicolas Poussin - The Judgement of Solomon. On this tablet, the woman on the right is clearly walking away without a baby, the man holding the child on the left is the guard of Solomon. The king wears a crown and is holding a crook as a symbol of royal power, he sits on a throne. Other Michigan mounds relics, a slate, a clay figure (sphinx) and a clay box.

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