Sumerian duck weight featuring a lioness. Mesopotamian art. Cuneiform

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Sumerian duck weight

Dimensions :-

Length - 7 cm / 2-3/4 inches

Available here is a Sumerian duck weight replica featuring a lioness carved on one side. A rare example of the duck weight type, it also has remnant cuneiform numbers below the lioness.

Made of a limestone and quartzite composition stone it has an earthy ochre patina.

Background information
Duck weights were used in all manner of Mesopotamian trade that required weights and measures to facilitate a fair and amicable transaction. Grain, gold, copper, spices and other produce would be calculated by weight using duck and lion shaped weights.
Three other varieties of Sumerian duck weights are in the current range and are worth a look. If not on show please ask for a photo.

*As each item is handmade, slight colour variations may occur.

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