Half of a Pair of Tweezers

Cypriote
Bronze Age, Middle Cypriote Period(?)


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 571; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4874

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

The curved section of the top is preserved. Green and white incrustation.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and also includes 72.4871-72.4900 which were part of the original purchase as apparatus and not given 1872 accession numbers until the 1960s)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription