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Iron strigil handle

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Iron handle of strigil with broken ragged edges at ends and thin shank spreading out to spoon shape. Very heavily incrusted. [for reference: M 617: Thin shank spreading out to spoon shape, broken ragged edges at ends. M 618: Shank part convex and bowl concave with ragged broken edges.]


From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); necropolis. 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)


M 617: 15.9 x 3 cm (6 1/4 x 1 3/16 in.) M 618: 16.2 x 6.4 cm (6 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Recreational