Creator

Culture

Roman, Byzantine, Abbasid, Eastern Mediterranean

Medium

Bronze

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number

2015.166.2

Description

The dealer advertised this item as a stylus, but its function is not clear. It may have been a pin for clothing, or a kohl stick. A similar kohl stick can be found in James Allan, Nishapur: Metalwork of the Early Islamic Period (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982). p. 76, fig. 84.

Provenance

Purchased from Bruce Ferrini of Akron, Ohio.

Collection

Antiquity, The Byzantine World, The Islamic World

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