Ancient Roman Bronze Medical or Cosmetic Tweezers

GBP 45.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Roman pair of cosmetic tweezers, modelled in bronze. A single piece of flat bronze is modelled into the tweezer shape, tightened by a thin band and featuring a hoop at the end. Such tweezers would have been used in everyday life for medical or cosmetic purposes, and were probably part of a larger medical set, including other instruments, like probes or spatulae.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD

Object Literature

For a similar item, The British Museum, item number 1904,0204.71

Object Condition

Extremely fine. Some patination on surface due to ageing.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:4.5 centimeters

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
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