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Iron strigil

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Three fragments of an iron strigil. The original Register entry says three fragments form a complete implement. A slim shank, turning up at right angles at one end and broadening at the other with curved section. Very much corroded. Particles of cloth adhering.


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

Greek, East Greek,


Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)


12.4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm (4 7/8 x 1 x 1/2 in.) 4.1 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm (1 5/8 x 3/4 x 1/2 in.) 3.5 x 2.5 cm (1 3/8 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Recreational