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Copper alloy lion-shaped measuring-weight; cast; inscribed in Assyrian and in Aramaic. A cross, perhaps intended to represent 'two-thirds', is engraved on the flank of the lion.
- Production date
Height: 6.40 centimetres
Length: 8.80 centimetres
Weight: 665.70 grammes
Width: 2.50 centimetres
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
CIS II, p.8, pl. 1, no. 7; Pritchard, ANEP 119.
The object was sent for moulding in the Cast Shop from 15 June-17 July 1966 and again by Mr Langhorn from 15-21 October 1969 (WAA, 'Objects to Lab' book). The cast is listed as available in the British Museum Facsimile Service 'Catalogue of Replicas from British Museum collections' (n.d.), in the series "Weights".
- On display (G55/dc13)
- Exhibition history
2016-2017 Nov-Jan, Lens, France, Musee du Louvre-Lens, 'History Begins in Mesopotamia' [WITHDRAWN]
2013-2014 22 Jun-6 Jan, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, 'Mesopotamia, Inventing Our World'
2013 30 Jan-13 May, Museum of History, Hong Kong, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
2012: 4 May-7 Oct, Melbourne Museum, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
2011 28 March-26 June, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 'Splendours of Mesopotamia'
2008-2009 21 Sept-4 Jan, Boston, MFA, 'Art and Empire'
2007 2 Apr-30 Sept, Alicante, MARQ Museum, 'Art and Empire'
2006 1 Jul-7 Oct, Shanghai Museum, 'Art and Empire'
2004 15 Oct-2005 16 Jan, London, Leighton House Museum and Linley Sambourne House, 'The Price of Beauty: Edward Long's 'Babylonian Marriage Market'
1993 18 Nov-1994 15 Jan, France, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 150 ème Anniversaire de la Decouverte des Assyriens
1992 (ca) Mexico City, 'Art and Empire'
BM, Assyrian Basement, case 4
- Loose handle which does not now support weight of object; grey deposit noted in claw (1993)
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
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