Scraper (strigil)

Greco-Roman
Greco-Roman Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 616; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 19.3 cm (7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

66.932

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

The blade has a sharp curve and is wide, tapering towards the end. The handle folds back on itself by a squared turn and ends in another at the juncture of the blade. A long slit is left open on both sides of the handle; two parallel incised lines decorate the center back, running lengthwise, and around both ends of the handle. Crusty green patina.

Provenance

By 1966: Richard R. Wagner Collection (said to come from Bursa); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, November 9, 1966

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner