Roman or Byzantine
Late Imperial or Byzantine Period
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 124.
Length: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Steelyard weight, in the form of the gloved hand of an emperor, grasping the orb of power (orbs domina).
By date unknown: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III (loaned to MFA as 118.64: said to come from Constantinople; from the art market in Philadelphia); gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III to MFA, November 10, 1970
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III