Tweezers

Roman or Byzantine
Late Antique Period
about A.D. 400 or later


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 628; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

65.1345

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

The body is in the form of a very stylized human figure with raised arms (in orans gesture), drapery hanging from them. At the end is a loop for suspension. Hard green patina.

Provenance

By 1965: Richard R. Wagner Collection (acquired in Istanbul); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, November 10, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner