Also known as

  • balance


A device used to measure weights. In Christian art it is normally depicted as a balance scale indicating that one thing is being compared against another as in judging hearts, souls or actions against a “known good” such as the word of God or, in secular terms, the law.

Associated in Art with

MLA Citation

  • “scales”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 December 2010. Web. 26 January 2022. <>