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Handle of a strigil

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The blade is almost entirely missing, and the handle is broken at the end. Green patina, with brown 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 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Greco-Roman Period (?),

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 618; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.568

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational