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Iron strigil handle

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Iron handle for strigil; wound with thongs of much decayed leather. Fine condition when first found but crumbled in atmosphere. Much encrusted with earth. See second report from Assos.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); Sarcophagus 9. 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

2.5 x 13.7 cm (1 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.77

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational