One pincer of a pair of tweezers
Bronze Age, Middle or Late Cypriote Period
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 569; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).
4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The “blade” is flat. The curved end is gone, and there is white incrustation on one side, black and green on the other.
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