William Niven Tablets from the Peabody Museum at Harvard Part 3

I was made aware the Peabody Museum at Harvard University was holding a number of the ‘tablet‘ discoveries of William Niven from the Valley of Mexico. I have obtained permission to include images of three unnumbered ‘tablets‘ in the My-Mu.com blog.

Incised stone tablet (modern forgery). (c) President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 28-1-20/C10585.2 (digital file # 45090035).

Incised stone tablet (modern forgery). (c) President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 28-1-20/C10585.2 (digital file # 45090035).

The catalog description reads:

28-1-20/C10585.1
Inventory Description: Ground stone, architectural element, rectangular with perforated knob at top, highly porous conglomerate?, carved anthropomorphic facial features & arms, remnants of red pigment, burnt

Please note the image is protected by copyright by The Peabody Museum at Harvard University

Another with a mounting hole…

William Niven Tablets from the Peabody Museum at Harvard Part 2

I was made aware the Peabody Museum at Harvard University was holding a number of the ‘tablet‘ discoveries of William Niven from the Valley of Mexico. I have obtained permission to include images of three unnumbered ‘tablets‘ in the My-Mu.com blog.

Incised stone tablet (modern forgery). (c) President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 28-1-20/C10585.1 (digital file # 45090034).

Incised stone tablet (modern forgery). (c) President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 28-1-20/C10585.1 (digital file # 45090034).

The catalog description reads:

28-1-20/C10585.1
Inventory Description: Ground stone, architectural element, oval, highly porous conglomerate?, carved avian design, remnants of orange & red pigment

Please note the image is protected by copyright by The Peabody Museum at Harvard University

More to follow…

William Niven Tablets from the Peabody Museum at Harvard Part 1

I was made aware the Peabody Museum at Harvard University was holding a number of the ‘tablet‘ discoveries of William Niven from the Valley of Mexico. I have obtained permission to include images of three unnumbered ‘tablets‘ in the My-Mu.com blog.

Incised stone tablet (modern forgery). (c) President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 28-1-20/C10585 (digital file # 45090033)

Incised stone tablet (modern forgery). (c) President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 28-1-20/C10585 (digital file # 45090033)


The catalog description reads:

28-1-20/C10585
Inventory Description: Ground stone, architectural element, rectangular, highly porous conglomerate?, two perforations, carved zoomorphic design, reptile?, painted orange & red

Please note the image is protected by copyright by The Peabody Museum at Harvard University

This is the first tablet I have seen with holes, apparently for mounting.

More to follow…