Pair of Tweezers

Cypriote
Bronze Age, Late Cypriote Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 578; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

72.416

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

There is a spring, like sugar tongs. The clasp has been twisted out of plane. The end of one pincer is broken slightly. Dull 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 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription