A.D. 1430 - 1530
Balance Bar: Metal Alloy (Silvered)
Weighing Baskets: Cotton and Camelid fibers
Height 22 1/8 in. (as mounted) Width 41 in. (as mounted)
Comprised of a silvered metal alloy balance bar and a pair of triangular netted fiber weighing bags, the assemblage is mounted flat on a fabric backing. The long rectangular balance bar has pairs of sitting long-beaked birds facing one another from center and end positions. The netting weighing bags are edged in tubular knitted bands in red, gold, black, and white. The bar is in excellent condition, while the bags show areas of loss and wear. Without information on find conditions, it is impossible to know whether or not the components were originally together.
Splendors of the World, Haiku, Hawaii
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