1st century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 697.
Diameter: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The instrument’s form is that of a disc with a hole in the center, through which passed an iron hoop, to the ends of which chains were attached for suspension. Each face is decorated with four concentric circles, incised. The hole in the center was enlarged by friction of the iron hoop (indicating long use). Green patina, mostly removed.
By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Labelled Purnell Coll. '72. Bought in London.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund