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Original artefact
  2.3 Compass
     

 

 
Bronze; 8.3 x max. 1.8 cm
Naples, MAN; inv 76679
Pompeii
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.
     
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