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Duck-shaped stamp seal or weight

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Duck-shaped stamp seal / weight. On the base highly schematized figure of a winged genius.


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

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


Legacy dimension: .25 x .19 mm. 7.950 grams

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Smoky chalcedony with dendrite marks


The Ancient World


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