KM1990-002 (Bronze Hasp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Description
Long, flat shaft that widens at center then tapers down to hollow square ward projecting from lower end of shaft at right angle. Small, knob-like shaft tip curls down and outward to the side opposite the ward. The ward would have received a rod or tie to function as a clasp to close the lid of a box or chest. At the opposite end from the ward, the shaft terminates in a small rectangular plate that is pierced and preserves a bit or iron (?) wire or cord. This would have attached the clasp to the lid of the box or chest.
Preservation comment
Intact. Extensive bronze disease along middle shaft.
Length
0.065
Thickness
0.006
Width
0.008
Material
Bronze (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KM1990-002 (Bronze Hasp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/km1990-002>