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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.

Provenance

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,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

RES.84.64.1-3

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational