Iron strigil

Greek, East Greek


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

Dimensions

Frag. 1: Length x width: 9.2 x 1.1 cm (3 5/8 x 7/16 in.) Frag. 2: Length x width: 4.1 x 1.1 cm (1 5/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.65

Medium or Technique

Iron

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Two fragments of an iron strigil. A thin shaft, slightly curved and turned upward at both ends which seem to have been broken off. Very heavily incrusted. 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