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The Epic’ Cuneiform Rolling Pin: The Epic of Gilgamesh – Yale Tablet – Column 5 | ‘The Epic’ Cuneiform Rolling Pin: The Epic of Gilgamesh – Yale Tablet – Column 1 | Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet Rolling Pin | Pompeiian Linen Bread-Bag (4 colours available) | Panis Quadratus Wheel-Press | Clam Shell Biscuit Press


‘The Epic’ Cuneiform Rolling Pin: The Epic of Gilgamesh – Yale Tablet – Column 5

‘THE EPIC’ Cuneiform Rolling Pin: The Epic of Gilgamesh. Bring a bit of Babylonia to the holiday table this December and produce the world’s earliest known surviving work of literature on gingerbread! C’mon, Enkidu, it’ll be totally epic!

Scroll down to bottom of this listing to buy.

‘The Epic’ Cuneiform Rolling Pin: The Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet – Yale Tablet – Column 5

It’s Christmas in Mesopotamia! Bake like a Babylonian and make the internet’s most popular Christmas biscuit with this custom-designed cuneiform gingerbread rolling pin exclusively available through Tavola Mediterranea. Buy one for the archaeologist, linguist, or historian in the family and keep them out of your hair for weeks to come! …or buy it for yourself and add some cuneiform to your baking repertoire!

‘The Epic’ Cuneiform Rolling Pin: The Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet – Yale Tablet – Column 5

The pin-face of this rolling pin features Column 5 – lines 186-200 from the Epic of Gilgamesh — a Mesopotamian epic poem which is the earliest known surviving work of literature. The image/text is derived from The Yale Tablet of The Epic of Gilgamesh, pictured below, which was sectioned into columns and lines during translation by Morris Jastrow Jr., University of Pennsylvania, and Albert T. Clay, Ph.D, Yale University, in the 1920s.

The Epic of Gilgamesh – The Yale Tablet

The lines read:

I am determined to lure (him) in the cedar (forest).
A name I will establish.”
The elders of Erech of the plazas
brought word to Gish:
“Thou art young, O Gish, and thy heart carries thee away.
Thou dost not know what thou proposest to do.
We hear that Huwawa is enraged.
Who has ever opposed his weapon?
To one [double hour] in the heart of the forest,
Who has ever penetrated into it?
?uwawa, whose roar is a deluge,
whose mouth is fire, whose breath is death.
Why dost thou desire to do this?
To advance towards the dwelling (?) of ?uwawa?”
Gish heard the report of his counsellors.

Source: An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic, by Anonymous, Edited by Morris Jastrow, Translated by Albert T. Clay
‘The Epic’ Cuneiform Rolling Pin: The Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet – Yale Tablet – Column 5

This cuneiform rolling pin measures 20 cm in length and is designed for making a large gingerbread tablet. It creates an embossed impression of the symbols, rather than an impressed one (we’re working on that)… but you’ll still be the coolest baker in the bunch so no worries! Each rolling pin comes with a complimentary gingerbread recipe card that is derived from the original internet-breaking Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet recipe that was published on Tavola Mediterranea in 2017. It will be mailed separately, though, as it does not fit in the box!

Instructions for Use (as shown with the standard model):

This rolling pin creates a cuneiform script relief and will roll the impression on to the gingerbread dough beautifully, without sticking or pulling the dough up, if you work with the dough chilled and dust a bit of flour on the pin or dough surface prior to rolling. See the images below for the end result! Don’t forget to use the Tavola gingerbread recipe and baking instructions for this pin as the dough is firm and will hold the impressions beautifully during baking.

Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea
Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea
Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea
Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea

Pre-orders are available if current stock sells out! Get your Gilgamesh on and make this epic biscuit the centre-piece of your holiday table this year! Note: this roller creates an embossed script as opposed to an impressed one.

Item plus Shipping

‘The Epic’ Cuneiform Rolling Pin: The Epic of Gilgamesh – Yale Tablet – Column 1

‘THE EPIC’ Cuneiform Rolling Pin: The Epic of Gilgamesh. Bring a bit of Babylonia to the holiday table this December and produce the world’s earliest known surviving work of literature on gingerbread! C’mon, Enkidu, it’ll be totally epic!

Scroll down to bottom of this listing to buy.

‘The Epic’ Cuneiform Rolling Pin: The Epic of Gilgamesh – Yale Tablet – Column 1

It’s Christmas in Mesopotamia! Bake like a Babylonian and make the internet’s most popular Christmas biscuit with this custom-designed cuneiform gingerbread rolling pin exclusively available through Tavola Mediterranea. Buy one for the archaeologist, linguist, or historian in the family and keep them out of your hair for weeks to come! …or buy it for yourself and add some cuneiform to your baking repertoire!

‘The Epic’ Cuneiform Rolling Pin: The Epic of Gilgamesh – Yale Tablet – Column 1

The pin-face of this rolling pin features Column 1 – lines 1-23 from the Epic of Gilgamesh — a Mesopotamian epic poem which is the earliest known surviving work of literature. The image/text is derived from The Yale Tablet of The Epic of Gilgamesh, pictured below, which was sectioned into columns and lines during translation by Morris Jastrow Jr., University of Pennsylvania, and Albert T. Clay, Ph.D, Yale University, in the 1920s.

The Epic of Gilgamesh – The Yale Tablet

The lines read:

1-10…………………………….

……………… (my friend?)
[Something] that is exceedingly difficult,
[Why] dost thou desire
[to do this?]
…. something (?) that is very [difficult (?)],
[Why dost thou] desire
[to go down to the forest]?
A message [they carried] among [men]
They carried about.
They made a ….
………….. they brought
…………………………
…………………………

Source: An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic, by Anonymous, Edited by Morris Jastrow, Translated by Albert T. Clay
‘The Epic’ Cuneiform Rolling Pin: The Epic of Gilgamesh – Yale Tablet – Column 1

This cuneiform rolling pin measures 20 cm in length and is designed for making a large gingerbread tablet. It creates an embossed impression of the symbols, rather than an impressed one (we’re working on that)… but you’ll still be the coolest baker in the bunch so no worries! Each rolling pin comes with a complimentary gingerbread recipe card that is derived from the original internet-breaking Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet recipe that was published on Tavola Mediterranea in 2017. It will be mailed separately, though, as it does not fit in the box!

Instructions for Use (as shown with the standard model):

This rolling pin creates a cuneiform script relief and will roll the impression on to the gingerbread dough beautifully, without sticking or pulling the dough up, if you work with the dough chilled and dust a bit of flour on the pin or dough surface prior to rolling. See the images below for the end result! Don’t forget to use the Tavola gingerbread recipe and baking instructions for this pin as the dough is firm and will hold the impressions beautifully during baking.

Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea
Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea
Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea
Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea

Pre-orders are available if current stock sells out! Get your Gilgamesh on and make this epic biscuit the centre-piece of your holiday table this year! Note: this roller creates an embossed script as opposed to an impressed one.

Item plus Shipping

Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet Rolling Pin (Original Design)

Cuneiform Gingerbread Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea
Cuneiform Gingerbread Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea

It’s Christmas in Mesopotamia! Bake like a Babylonian and make the internet’s most popular Christmas biscuit with this custom-designed cuneiform gingerbread rolling pin exclusively available through Tavola Mediterranea. Buy one for the archaeologist, linguist, or historian in the family and keep them out of your hair for weeks to come! …or buy it for yourself and add some cuneiform to your baking repertoire!

Cuneiform Gingerbread Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea
Cuneiform Gingerbread Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea

This cuneiform rolling pin measures 20 cm in length and is designed for making a large gingerbread tablet. Each rolling pin comes with a complimentary gingerbread recipe card that is derived from the original internet-breaking Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet recipe that was published on Tavola Mediterranea in 2017.

Cuneiform Gingerbread Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea
Cuneiform Gingerbread Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea

Instructions for Use:

This rolling pin creates a cuneiform script relief and will roll the impression on to the gingerbread dough beautifully, without sticking or pulling the dough up, if you work with the dough chilled and dust a bit of flour on the pin or dough surface prior to rolling. See the images below for the end result! Don’t forget to use the Tavola gingerbread recipe and baking instructions for this pin as the dough is firm and will hold the impressions beautifully during baking.

Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet Rolling Pin | Tavola Mediterranea

Pre-orders are available if current stock sells out! Get your Gilgamesh on and make this epic biscuit the centre-piece of your holiday table this year! Note: this roller creates an embossed script as opposed to an impressed one.

Item plus shipping

Pompeiian Linen Bread-Bag (4 colours available)

Store your breads using a custom Pompeii-inspired organic, linen bread-bag. These bags will keep your bread from going stale and will also prevent mould from growing. The weave of the fabric holds just enough moisture in to keep the bread fresh for days but also allows some air in to keep mould from growing, You will never use a bread-box or plastic bread bags again.

Made from pre-washed European Linen that is dyed and finished in North America. This linen has a beautiful texture with a very subtle sheen.

Each bag has been pre-shrunk and can be machine washed on a cold gentle cycle. Line dry or tumble dry on low. If desired, iron on linen setting with the bag inside out.

This bag measures at:
12 1/2″ X 11 3/4″ X 5

Pompeiian Linen Bread Bags | Tavola Mediterranea
Custom Pompeiian Linen Bread Bags | Tavola Mediterranea – $39.99
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Panis Quadratus Wheel-Press

As seen in the recipe for Panis Quadratus. This bread wheel-press is a wonderful tool for bakers, teachers, kids and students. Use it at home or for school baking projects! The wheel creates even wedges and the centre-cavity without having to use string, dowels, knives or reeds. The wheel-press is easy to use, hand-crafted, food-safe and is made of untreated wood. Please hand-wash only with warm water. Do not put the wheel in the dishwasher!

Panis Quadratus Bread Press Wheel (Patent Pending)
Panis Quadratus Bread Press Wheel (Patent Pending) – $39.99 + shipping

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Clam Shell Biscuit Press

As seen in the recipe for Hypotrimma with Defrutum Glazed Spelt Biscuits. Biscuit press comes with a complimentary Tavola recipe card for use with the item!

Clam Shell Spelt Biscuits with Defrutum Glaze
Clam Shell Biscuit Press – $9.99 + Shipping
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