Duck-shaped stamp seal or weight

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Neo-Babylonian Period
625–539 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .25 x .19 mm. 7.950 grams

Accession Number

36.183

Medium or Technique

Smoky chalcedony with dendrite marks

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Weights and measures

Duck-shaped stamp seal / weight. On the base highly schematized figure of a winged genius.

Provenance

1936: Purchased by the MFA through Prof. Robert A. Pfeiffer.*
(Accession date: April 2, 1936)

*40 seals, 36.177-36.216, were purchased as a group for $500.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund