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Collections / Ricerca / Etruscan Collection: from villages to the city of Felsina

Group of farming tools

Several tools used for agriculture and different craft activities have been recovered from the town of ancient Bologna, for the most part in a very rich foundry deposit, called store room of St. Francis, from the place of its discovery in front of the homonymous church.

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They are examples of scythes and sickles linked with agricultural activities, some tools addressed to trees' care and others as saws, rills, chisels for wooden production thath means activities as carpentry or tools creations. Lastly harpoons and hooks employed in fishing.

Provenance: Bologna. Piazza de' Marchi. Ripostiglio di S. Francesco
Datation: 8-7 century BC
Material: bronze

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