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This is the classic text for cuneiform tablets and glassmaking: 

Oppenheim, A. Leo. Glass and glassmaking in ancient Mesopotamia : an edition of the cuneiform texts which contain instructions for glassmakers : with a catalogue of surviving objects. A. Leo Oppenheim, Robert H. Brill, Dan Barag, Axel von Saldern. Corning, N.Y. : Corning Museum of Glass Press : London : Associated University Presses, 1988 printing, 1970. viii, 242 p., [40] p. of plates. 
Includes bibliographical references. For fiche, use that of 1970 ed. f-965, 5 sheets. (The Corning Museum )of Glass monographs ; v. 3 
Location: Stacks 
Call Number: NK5107.3 .O62 1988 

Review: J. D. Muhly. “Review.” [of Oppenheim et al] 
Journal of Cuneiform Studies, Vol. 24, No. 4 (1972), pp. 178-182. 
Published by: The American Schools of Oriental Research

This book analyzing early glasses may be of interest (it's very technical): 

Brill, Robert H. 
Chemical analyses of early glasses. Robert H. Brill. 
Corning, N.Y. : The Corning Museum of Glass, 1999. 
2 v. (335; 553 p.) 
"With a contribution by Brandt A. Rising"--T.p. of vol. 2. 
Includes bibliography (v. 1, p. 255-274) and index. 
Glass analyzed is from many museums and many time periods: 
Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Near Eastern; Mycenaean and 
Iron Age; Hellenistic; Roman; Sasanian; Islamic; 
Byzantine; Mosaics; Medieval; Stained glass windows; 
European; Indian; Central Asian; Far Eastern & Southeast 
Asian; Africa; New World and Caribbean; American. Other 
topics: weathering products; paints, enamels; faience 
and similar materials; Egyptian blue and similar 
materials; raw materials; natural glasses; non-glasses; 
Location: Stacks 
Call Number: QD139.G5 B85 

I attached a bibliography of other sources found in our library. 

If you wish to obtain copies of any of these items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC); your library can contact us through OCLC or they may mail an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) form to us. You may request up to five items at a time. We send photocopies of articles and microfiche copies of our books (if they have been microfilmed) through Interlibrary Loan for four weeks use. Unfortunately, most of the items listed (including the video) do not circulate. The articles and the two books listed above should be available via ILL. has a number of general articles relating to cuneiform tablets with illustrations that may be of interest to you. 

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