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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:
74.51.5327
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This scalpel is typical of one of the principal surgical instruments used by Roman doctors and surgeons.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4845, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1771, p. 453, New York: Gilliss Press.

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