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.
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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