Awl or Similar Tool
Bronze Age, Late Cypriote Period (or later)
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 559; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).
7.6 cm (3 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Rod, awl or pin (tool). The smaller part begins with a square section and changes to a cylinder where it meets the head, which is square in section. Bright green patina.
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)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription