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Balance and weights with case

Date:
probably late 17th–early 18th century
Culture:
possibly Bohemian, Prague
Medium:
Brass, wood, leather, suede, steel, linen cord
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/4 x 9 9/16 x 4 1/4 in. (3.2 x 24.3 x 10.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Brass
Credit Line:
Gift of Kent Lydecker, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.528a–r
Not on view
possibly Count von Sternberg , Hradschin, Prague ; Kent Lydecker (until 2009; to MMA)
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