A MESOPOTAMIAN BASALT DUCK WEIGHT, c. 2000 BC
Mesopotamia, around 2000 BC. The volcanic rock finely carved and polished, depicting a recumbent duck with its head and beak resting on its back, with a crescent moon in relief on one side to the head and incised inscriptions on the other.
Condition: Excellent condition with few minor traces of wear and losses, with a fine patina.
Provenance: Austrian private collection. By repute acquired between 1990 and 2000 in the local auction market.
Weight: 1,264 g.
Dimensions: Length 15.8 cm.