Materials: Bronze
Dimensions: 8,3 x 1,8 (max) cm
Setting: Naples, MAN; inv. 76679
Provenance: Pompeii
Date: First century AD


This instrument, the circinus, was made of two legs in a plane, and found great use with the masons and carpenters, and also in wall decoration, for the execution of repetitive elements like spirals or circles.