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Scraper (strigil)

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The front of the strigil handle is decorated with incised lines in a floral motif, while the back is in the form of a tree stem. On the reverse of the front part there is a stamped inscription in Greek "of (or by) Apollodoros" (retrograde). The handle has been joined to the scraper. Although a...

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"of (or by) Apollodoros" ΑΠΟΛΛΟ[Δ]ΩΡΩ in retrograde


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought from Ready: from Hoffmann: from Stevens of Naples: from Cumae); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 350–290 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia or Campania, South Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 612; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).


Length: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Recreational