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Iron strigil

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Two fragments of an iron strigil. A thin shaft, slightly curved and turned upward at both ends which seem to have been broken off. Very heavily incrusted. 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

Frag. 1: Length x width: 9.2 x 1.1 cm (3 5/8 x 7/16 in.) Frag. 2: Length x width: 4.1 x 1.1 cm (1 5/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.65

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational