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Bronze scalpel

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Length 8.71 cm.
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5326
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The handle at the middle is square in section. At one end, there is a slot for the insertion of a sharp iron blade (now missing), and at other end, there is a leaf-shaped blade for blunt dissection procedures.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4844, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1770, p. 453, New York: Gilliss Press.

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