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Cylinder and cover, probably an inkwell

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The mounting of a case in which an ivory stylus was found: a) Thin, plain cylinder, flaring a little at one end with an open longitudinal slit. b) Circular disc with rim, and hole in the middle. Despite the fact that an ivory stylus was found within, this container seems to have been an...

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Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); sarcophagus No. 102. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greco-Roman,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 485; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).

Dimensions

4.8 x 2.7 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/16 in.) Diameter, cover: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

84.83a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels