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Money Changer’s Balance Set

Unknown19th Century

Pera Museum

Pera Museum
Istanbul, Türkiye

It is a moneylender balance set made up of a double balance pan and fifteen weights in a wooden rectangular box. The top of the box lid is inlaid with botanical motifs. Inside the lid is a colour drawing that illustrates Hermes and Poseidon.

Details

  • Title: Money Changer’s Balance Set
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 19th Century
  • Physical Dimensions: w140 x h35 x d70 cm
  • Type: Wood-bronze-brass
  • Rights: Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collection, Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation
  • External Link: Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection
  • Pera Museum: Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection

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