Duck-shaped weight

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


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .14 x .8 mm. 1.618 grams

Accession Number

36.188

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Weights and measures

Duck-shaped weight. Hematite.

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