Tweezers were widely used in the ancient Near Eastern and Roman worlds and were commonly fashioned out of single piece of metal. These tweezers are made of a single piece of bronze with a separate adjustable sliding piece for altering the opening distance.
1938, excavated at Vineyard Tepe in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1939, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds
Allan, James. Nishapur: Metalwork of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982. pp. 76-77, ill. fig. 89 (b/w).
Soucek, Priscilla, ed. Content and Context of Visual Arts in the Islamic World : papers from a colloquium in memory of Richard Ettinghausen, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Monographs on the fine arts, vol. 44. University Park, PA: College Art Association of America, 1988. no. 89, pp. 2, 8, ill. fig. 2 (b/w).