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Ear probe

Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Other: 6 1/2in. (16.5cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5491
Not on view
The sharp end of the ear probe was used to instill liquids into the ear. A large ball of wool saturated with the liquid medicament was wrapped around the middle of the probe. By squeezing the wool, the liquid was directed down the shaft of the instrument and into the ear.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4837, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1753, 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. p. 69, fig. 86, 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. p. 69, fig. 86, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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