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Steelyard weight

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Steelyard weight, in the form of the gloved hand of an emperor, grasping the orb of power (orbs domina).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III

Roman or Byzantine, Late Imperial or Byzantine Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 124.

Dimensions

Length: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.505

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Weights & Measures