Dowel casing

Greek, East Greek


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Buildings west of Stoa

Dimensions

7.9 x 7 x 5.1 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 in.) 15.2 x 8.6 x 1.6 cm (6 x 3 3/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.91

Medium or Technique

Lead, wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Lead casing of dowel in two parts. The lower part rough lump with smooth surface on top and square hole, in which are the remains of the dowel. Fairly well preserved. A point of lead on one side. The upper part smooth surface under fitting upon lower part. Top rough. Has long handle and square hole running all through. All light-gray incrustation.

“Most perfect specimen ever discovered; found in buildings at West of Stoa. Compare Second Report.”

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); buildings west of Stoa. 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