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Bronze distaff

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
ca. 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Other: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5692
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The distaff was used for spinning wool into thread.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4834, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1860, p. 466, New York: Gilliss Press.

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