Jumping weight (halter)

Greek
Archaic or Classical Period
6th to 4th century B.C.


Dimensions

L. 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.), weight 815.4 gm (28 3/4 oz.)

Accession Number

99.501

Medium or Technique

Lead

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Small lead jumping weight, probably used by young boys.
Numerous dents and other marks. Comma-shaped object with flat upper termination: a typical jumping weight (halter)

Provenance

By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Rhousopoulos, 1898: found, according to his statement, in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for
$ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund