Iron strigil handle

Greek, East Greek


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Sarcophagus 9

Dimensions

2.5 x 13.7 cm (1 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.77

Medium or Technique

Iron

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Iron handle for strigil; wound with thongs of much decayed leather. Fine condition when first found but crumbled in atmosphere. Much encrusted with earth. See second report from Assos.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); Sarcophagus 9. 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