Ear probe

Culture: Cypriot

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: Other: 6 1/2in. (16.5cm)

Classification: Bronzes

Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76

Accession Number: 74.51.5491


The sharp end of the ear probe was used to instill liquids into the ear. A large ball of wool saturated with the liquid medicament was wrapped around the middle of the probe. By squeezing the wool, the liquid was directed down the shaft of the instrument and into the ear.