Handle of a strigil
Greek, East Greek
Greco-Roman Period (?)
Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Necropolis
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 618; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).
7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The blade is almost entirely missing, and the handle is broken at the end. Green patina, with brown encrustation.
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.
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America