Awl or Similar Tool

Cypriote
Bronze Age, Late Cypriote Period (or later)


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 559; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

72.410

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

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.

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