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Bronze fork

Period:
Roman
Date:
ca. 1st–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Other: 4 15/16in. (12.5cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5485
Not on view
The object was probably used as a surgical instrument, although this attribution cannot be proven and it may have been a general-purpose household utensil.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4853, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1752, p. 450, New York: Gilliss Press.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 123-24, fig. 151, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 123-24, fig. 151, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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