Strigil handle

Greco-Roman


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 617; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126-127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

12.1 x 2.9 cm (4 3/4 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.85

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Strigil handle with flat thin shank, terminating in bowl shaped convex above and broken ragged edge. Nearly all the blade is broken away. Green encrustation.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); necropolis. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America