Stylus

Greek, East Greek
Classical Greek
Fifth century B.C.


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Sarcophagus no. 102

Dimensions

Overall: 1 x 13.8 cm (3/8 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

84.23

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Writing

Slightly colored by rust from a smaller iron tool in the same wooden box; has a circular ridge, oval head, and turning hole.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); sarcophagus no. 102. 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