Hinge of a Clasp

Cypriote


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 579.

Dimensions

2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4877

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

The hinge joins two circular rims. It is perhaps part of a buckle or brooch. Green patina with earthy 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