The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The instrument has long arms, unlike those of the standard type of Roman depilation tweezers, indicating that it may have been used by a doctor for minor surgical operations. Similar objects also have been found among ancient sets of medical instruments.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4830, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 885, pp. 301-2, New York: Gilliss Press.