Strigil

Greek
Hellenistic Period ?


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 615; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.191

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

This strigil comprises a narrow, deeply curved blade; a narrow handle with a squared turn; elongated tip: two leaf-shaped finials connected by a thin member, both finials being riveted to the blade. Green and brown patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, February 11, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes