Hematite weight in the form of a shell

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


Dimensions

2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

1998.403

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