Knife with a Hand Holding an Orb

Late Roman

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301

The handles of common tools were often embellished with sculpted figures. The design of this piece may have symbolic importance or may simply reflect its use as a fruit knife.

Knife with a Hand Holding an Orb, Copper alloy handle, steel blade, Late Roman

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