about late 6th–early 5th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 613; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).
Length: 21.8 cm (8 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
On the upper center of the handle, as if produced from an intaglio ringstone, there is a small inset oval in which appears in relief an athlete scraping himself. He holds a strigil close to his head in his raised right hand and perhaps another strigil in the lowered left. The end of the scraper is broken off. Green patina.
From the Troad, near Hissarlik
Gift of Mrs. F. H. Bacon