sabato 18 gennaio 2014

Pesi bestiali

Fig. 1 "Large weight in the shape of a bull. The weight is shaped as a crouching zebu Bos taurus indicus, ndr) with its legs tucked underneath it and short horns. The body has been delicately modelled, and other notable aspects are the details of the face and the rendering of the neck. On the inside, close to the break, is a rectangular field indicating the weight of 20 deben ( 1 dbn = 91 grammi, ndr) in a bold golden inlay. This means that this bull is the largest metal weight in animal form known to us." XVIII dinastia, piombo, oro e bronzo. Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum di Hildesheim. Immagine da questo sito.


Fig. 2. "Weight of 3 Deben in the Shape of a Gazelle. The notation on the back of this gazelle indicates that it its weight was the equivalent of 3 deben, an ancient Egyptian weight of approximately 270 grams (0.06 lbs). The gazelle actually weighs 261.80 grams. XVIII Dynasty, probably reign of Amenhotep III Date: ca. 1390–1352 B.C. Bronze or copper alloy". The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Fig. 3. "Bull's-Head Weight of 2 Deben. The notation on the back of this bull's head sets its weight at 2 deben, an ancient Egyptian measurement equivalent to approximately 182 grams (0.2 lbs). The bull's head actually weighs 181.41 grams. Bronze or copper alloy" Datazione, 1550-1391 a.C., XVIII dinastia.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art