Steelyard weight in the form of a bust of Helios on top of a sacred mountain

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 150–250


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 123.

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 x 8 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.79

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Weights and measures

Steelyard weight in the form of a bust of Helios, the sun god, on top of a sacred mountain, probably Mount Argaeus near Caesarea In Cappadocia.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Richard R. Wagner, Parker Road, West Barnstable, Mass. 02668 (said to be from Constantinople); March 8, 1972: purchased by MFA from Richard R. Wagner

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund