Hematite weight in the form of a shell
Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Old Babylonian
about 1800–1600 B.C.
2.5 cm (1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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)
Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund