Only the central section of the balance survives, without the rod, the scales or the chains and pans. On the flat semicircular area, a stylized lotus bud with flowering petals. The small size suggests they were jeweler's or apothecary's scales. Rich green, dark brown patina.
By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens, stated to be from Messenia); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund