Bronzes From Begram, Kapisa Province.
This hollow helmeted bust of Minerva (h. 9 cm.), who supported trade in her role as Goddess of Wisdom, was used as a steelyard weight. Chains attached to rings on the helmet supported the weight from the arm of the scale.
Photo: Louis Dupree from Rice and Rowland Art in Afghanistan: Objects from the Kabul Museum, 1971
- acku Afghanistan
- Image Size
- 4006x6285 / 4.3MB
- Contained in galleries
- NATIONAL MUSEUM II: CE (Common Era)