Strigil

Greek (?)
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 5th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 614; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Width x length: 3 x 18.8 cm (1 3/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

90.186

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

This strigil is perfect in form, with a deeply hollowed blade and a lozenge-pointed end to the handle. Much encrustation.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; November 4, 1890: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren