Hematite weight in the form of a shell

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Old Babylonian
Old Babylonian
about 1800–1600 B.C.


Dimensions

3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1998.404

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Weights and measures

Provenance

By date unnknown: collection of Lord Wydebourne-Smyth, Lincolnshire, UK; by 1977: collection of Mr. and Mrs. C. Tautenhahn, Houston, TX; by 1998: with Ronald and Noele Mele, Westport, CT; 1998: purchased by the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Mele.

(Accession date: December 16, 1998)

Credit Line

Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund