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Counterweight with Bust of Tiberius (?)
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Counterweight with Bust of Tiberius (?)


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Description This head was originally made for use as a counterweight, as indicated by traces of a ring projecting from the top. The finely worked portrait may represent a youthful Emperor Tiberius (reigned AD 14-37).
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/07/1957Treatmentcleaned
6/08/1983Treatmentcleaned
6/08/1983Treatmentcleaned; stabilized; coated
1/01/2000Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • I, Claudius: Art in the Age of Julio-Claudians. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1977-1978.
  • Designed for Use: Ancient Industrial Arts. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
Provenance Madame E. Warneck Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 1905 [27, no. 168, pl. X, said to have been found at Boscoreale]; C. and E. Canessa, 1906; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1906, by purchase; Walters Art Musueum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1906

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Period
14-68 CE (Early Roman Imperial)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.819
Measurements
3 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 2 1/16 in. (9.5 x 6 x 5.3 cm)
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