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Slightly colored by rust from a smaller iron tool in the same wooden box; has a circular ridge, oval head, and turning hole.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); sarcophagus no. 102. 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

2.7 x 13.4 cm (1 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

84.23

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Writing