Script & Print – Lines Across Time

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Dried marks on a smooth surface wait silently until someone comes along to make them live again. Offering a first-hand discovery of manuscripts, documents and letters in this tour of script and printing, we court an overview that winds from ancient times through the Middle Ages, into the “Modern” era, 1870-1890 (during the peak usage of the term).

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This cuneiform tablet and its envelope were recovered from the archaeological layer of the Old Babylonian Period, 1900 – 1700 BCE. It is a record of a transaction dealing with textiles. The envelope is in pieces and retains faint impressions of seal stones as well as writing.
Cuneiform Tablet
Clay 2″ x 2″
Iraq
1900 – 1700 BCE

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Theatre of Memory program: Script and Print – Lines Across Time