Steelyard weight

Greek or Roman
Late Hellenistic to Early Imperial Period
about 100 B.C.–A.D. 50


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 641; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Overall: 12.3 x 8 cm (4 13/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

58.16

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Weights and measures

Bust of Artemis, head turned to right and hair piled high in two parts with suspension hole between. Eyes hollow. Over right shoulder, fawn skin; beneath, chiton; on back of right shoulder, a quiver. Corroded; green and black patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston (said to be from near Izmir [Smyrna]); purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, January 8, 1958, for $ 150.00

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2