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One pincer of a pair of tweezers

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The "blade" is flat. The curved end is gone, and there is deep green incrustation.

Provenance

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 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Bronze Age, Middle or Late Cypriote Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 568; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.382

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical