Unknown"2800-2300 BC" - ""

Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art
Athens, Greece

Cycladic bronze tool with two jaws of equal length with flattened ends. The function of this type of objects, which are usually encountered in female graves, is not entirely clear. They may have been used as tweezers or instruments for the preparation of cosmetic goods. Tweezers are common in the Cyclades and may have been a local invention. Other bronze objects of possible cosmetic use in the Early Cycladic period (3200-2800 BC) include spatulas and razors.


  • Title: Tweezers
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: "2800-2300 BC" - ""
  • Read more: <a href="http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=resource&cresrc=140&cnode=40&clang=1">Read more</a>
  • Provenance: Naxos?, Cyclades, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: h74 mm
  • Period: Early Bronze Age
  • Culture: Cycladic
  • Type: tweezers
  • Rights: N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, N.P. Goulandis Collection, no. 976, http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=25&clang=1
  • External Link: Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
  • Medium: bronze

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