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BZ.1950.25, Weight in the Form of a Bust of an Empress

BZ.1950.25, Weight in the Form of a Bust of an Empress

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Early Byzantine, fifth century

Bronze, 13 cm x 7 cm x 5 cm (5 1/8 in. x 2 3/4 in. x 1 15/16 in.)

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this weight from the Beirut dealer Elias (Elie) Bustros through Royall Tyler on August 1 and September 14, 1949; the Blisses gave the weight to Dumbarton Oaks in August 1950.