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).


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze (copper alloys and lead)

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World


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.


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