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Steelyard Weight with Bust of Official

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Frontal male bust with suspension ring oriented from front to back on head. Hollow cast in one piece, chased, and punched. The figure wears a chlamys held together with a circular brooch and decorated with a series of punched circles. Delineated by parallel incised lines, the hair forms a cap,...

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Provenance

By 1961, with Glueckselig and Son, New York; 1961, sold by Glueckselig and Son to the MFA for $350. (Accession date: January 11, 1961)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Eastern Mediterranean, Byzantine, early 6th century (?)

Object Place

Byzantine

Dimensions

9.3 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm (3 11/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

61.106

Medium or Technique

Leaded latten (76.1% copper, 16.2% zinc, 5.6% lead, 2.1% tin)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork