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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.]

Provenance

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,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

RES.84.79

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational