Dowel casing

Greek, East Greek

Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Buildings west of Stoa


7.9 x 7 x 5.1 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 in.) 15.2 x 8.6 x 1.6 cm (6 x 3 3/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lead, wood

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World


Tools and equipment

Lead casing of dowel in two parts. The lower part rough lump with smooth surface on top and square hole, in which are the remains of the dowel. Fairly well preserved. A point of lead on one side. The upper part smooth surface under fitting upon lower part. Top rough. Has long handle and square hole running all through. All light-gray incrustation.

“Most perfect specimen ever discovered; found in buildings at West of Stoa. Compare Second Report.”


From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); buildings west of Stoa. 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