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Strigil

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This strigil is perfect in form, with a deeply hollowed blade and a lozenge-pointed end to the handle. Much encrustation.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, November 4, 1890

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek (?), Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 614; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Width x length: 3 x 18.8 cm (1 3/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

90.186

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational