User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Dowel casing

Start collecting

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...

Show Full Description

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

RES.84.91

Medium or Technique

Lead, wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment