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Awl or Similar Tool

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Rod, awl or pin (tool). The smaller part begins with a square section and changes to a cylinder where it meets the head, which is square in section. Bright green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Bronze Age, Late Cypriote Period (or later),

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 559; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

72.410

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment