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Tweezers

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The tweezers are flat and flare at the end: A: decorated with a sphinx, eagles, and a panther pursuing a goat. B: with a griffin and an animal pursuing another. Loop much corroded, and broken across the top; another break at shoulder of tweezer A. Green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Naples certainly from Cumae.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, South Italian,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 626; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7511a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical