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Bone attachment

Period:
Late Antique or Byzantine
Date:
4th century A.D. or later
Culture:
Roman or Byzantine
Medium:
Ivory or bone
Dimensions:
H.: 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Classifications:
Miscellaneous-Bone, Ivory
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.453
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Parallels found in excavations at Corinth suggest that this object served as a lid for a small spoon-like receptacle.
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