ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE TWEEZERS
Measurements: 8 cm − height, 1.5 cm − width
Description: A Roman bronze set of tweezers with suspension loop and D-shaped ring. The rectangular outer faces, now worn, were decorated with two strips of triangular details with a central band dividing them. The ends are incurved. Roman tweezers, called vulsella, were used mainly for depilation, which was fashionable amongst women throughout the Empire. This item's short arms suggest that this was its use, rather than for minor surgical operations, which typically required a tool with longer and narrower arms.
Reference: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Period: 1st - 3rd century AD
Condition: Very fine, intact, with minor scratching and chipping over the whole and patina.