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One end broken off, yellow color.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); loose earth of lower town. 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

7.4 x 0.8 x 0.4 cm (2 15/16 x 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.25

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making