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Lead casing of dowel in two parts. The lower part rough lump with smooth surface on top and square hole, in which are the remains of the dowel. Fairly well preserved. A point of lead on one side. The upper part smooth surface under fitting upon lower part. Top rough. Has long handle and...

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From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); buildings west of Stoa. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

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Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek,


Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)


7.9 x 7 x 5.1 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 in.) 15.2 x 8.6 x 1.6 cm (6 x 3 3/8 x 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Lead, wood


The Ancient World


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