Fragment of a Tool or Clasp (?)
Bronze Age, Middle or Late Cypriote Period
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 563.
2.6 cm (1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Thin and flat; it may be a hook part of a clasp but more probably a portion of a tool. Most of the handle and part of the blade are broken off. Incrusted 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 also includes 72.4871-72.4900 which were part of the original purchase as apparatus and not given 1872 accession numbers until the 1960s)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription