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Bronze object

Possibly part of a pair of tweezers; a piece of flat bronze bent in a curve; remains of two nails in each tip, which seem to have attached the bronze to iron.


From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 18A. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan, A.D. 62–85


Meroe (Beg. N.), Nubia (Sudan)


Length x width x height: 5.4 x 4.1 x 2.7 cm (2 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown