Bronze; L. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.230.110)
This type of bronze ligula is found in enormous numbers in a great variety. It was used for extracting ointment, balsams, and powders from tubes and boxes. The ligula is not, strictly speaking, a surgical instrument, although it was used by physicians for applying medicament to affected areas on the body.