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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material gabbro
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 2510.0
Height (cm) 11.5
Length (cm) 14.8
Width (cm) 7.1
Weight Type duck
Units (inferred) 300.0
Unit Weight (inferred) 8.37
Condition split/repaired
Card data weight; Stone, in the shape of a duck. Weight: 2520.0 grams, Pyroxenite (Hypersthenite), determined by Prof. A.P.Brown in the Chem. Lab. In 1906.
New Description dark gray stone duck, tall and narrow. Head and neck on back in relief. Eyes delineated with drill marks. Bill chipped. Break down center through eyes to base, repaired (modern). Sides near flat base rounded, tail flat, breast rounded. Pecked but smoothed
Comments gift of sultan
Photo B12489.JPG
Not weight? False
Inscribed? False
Broken? False
Weighed by Hafford
Precision? True
British Museum object type measuring weight
Property or Relation Value(s)
Consists of
[Standard: CIDOC-CRM]
[Standard: British Museum Thesaurus]
Has type
[Standard: CIDOC-CRM]
[Standard: British Museum Thesaurus]
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Suggested Citation

William B. Hafford. "Cat # B12489 from Iraq/Nippur/Area not known". (2013) In Balance Pan Weights from Nippur. William B. Hafford (Ed.) . Released: 2013-10-08. Open Context. <>

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