Handle of a strigil

Greek, East Greek
Greco-Roman Period (?)


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Necropolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 618; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.568

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

The blade is almost entirely missing, and the handle is broken at the end. Green patina, with brown encrustation.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); necropolis. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America