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Disc, with handle in one piece. Palmette and ovolo strip incised on handle just below disc, and circular ovolo incised at end of handle. The end of the handle has a hole for suspension. Green patina, with earthy encrustation on the reverse.


According to MFA archival card: from Athens; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William deForest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William deForest Thomson to MFA, June 26, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, Archaic Period, about 600–500 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 350.


Length: 21.9 cm (8 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical