26 - 27 October 2004
A MESOPOTAMIAN AGATE DUCK WEIGHT
CIRCA 1500 B.C.
With head and long ridged bill resting along its back, drilled eyes and nostrils, pierced for suspension
1 3/8 in. (3.4 cm.) long; 18.1 gms. weight (one-shekel weight of Nineveh which was twice that of the Babylonian shekel)
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Animals, 1981, I, no. 12bis.
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