This may be some kind of spatula-type tool or one pincer of a tweezer as in 72.4898. The blade end is broken, as is the end of the handle. Heavily incrusted.
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 also includes 72.4871-72.4900 which were part of the original purchase as apparatus and not given 1872 accession numbers until the 1960s)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription
Cypriote, Bronze Age, Middle or Late Cypriote Period,
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 562; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).
7 cm (2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique