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Iron strigil handle

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Iron handle of strigil described in Register as very broad. Shank part convex and then bowl with ragged concave edges. WHAT is the attached picture?? M 618 is painted on the piece. [For reference: M 617: Thin shank spreading out to spoon shape, broken ragged edges at ends. M 618: Shank...

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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: 6 1/4" x 1 3/16" M 618: 6 3/8" x 2 1/2"

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Recreational