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Steelyard weight in the form of Nike

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The weight is in the form of a bust of Nike, the hair being knotted on top of the head with a hole for suspension. She is shown with a chiton pinned on the left shoulder and draped loosely across her chest; her wings are represented in almost rudimentary fashion, without the feathers being...

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By date unknown: with Veel, on the left bank in Paris; July 1959: purchased from Veel by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule, October 8, 1959, for $ 90.00

Credit Line

Classical Department Purchase Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 150–275

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 643; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).


Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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