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Fragment of a tibia

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Cylinder of bone with two holes in front and one in back. Three incised lines around one end.


By 1915, dredged up from the Tiber River in Rome [according to information derived from a typewritten catalog that accompanied the Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection]. Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

about A.D. 100

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Musical instruments, Aerophones