THREE ROMAN BRONZE MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS
Catalog:Bronze:Tools and Weapons: stock #1309632
Roman Period; 63 BCE-330 CE
This lot is composed of three cyathiscomele (probes/curettes) used during the Roman period. Two of the examples included in this lot are topped with eye holes similar to those found on a needle while the third is cast in a decorative form.
Length: 21-23 cm (8.26-9.05 inches)
Custom Plexiglas stand, shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority
The scope of the cyathiscomele in medical art is evidently, like the flat spathomele, to act occasionally as a sound, but mainly to mix, measure and apply medicaments. Some are adapted for use as curettes. The large numbers in which this instrument occurs would itself indicate that it was used for lay as well as medical purposes.