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Bronze tweezers

Period:
Early Minoan II-Late Minoan III
Date:
ca. 2900–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Minoan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
L. 3 9/16 in. (9 cm.)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of the American Exploration Society, 1907
Accession Number:
07.232.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This tweezer type occurred first in the Early Minoan II period and became the standard type used on Crete in the Late Bronze Age.
From Gournia, Crete

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 881, p. 301, New York: Gilliss Press.

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