Fish Hook

Greek
Classical Period
5th–4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 603; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Overall: 3.3cm (1 5/16in.)

Accession Number

88.8

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

There is a flat disc at the attachment end; the hook comprises one slender barb. Rusted. Green patina.

Provenance

1882: purchased by Edward Robinson in Athens; gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, January 4, 1888

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson