Iron strigil

Greek, East Greek


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

Dimensions

12.4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm (4 7/8 x 1 x 1/2 in.) 4.1 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm (1 5/8 x 3/4 x 1/2 in.) 3.5 x 2.5 cm (1 3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.64.1-3

Medium or Technique

Iron

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Three fragments of an iron strigil. The original Register entry says three fragments form a complete implement. A slim shank, turning up at right angles at one end and broadening at the other with curved section. Very much corroded. Particles of cloth adhering.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); sarcophagus. 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