This strigil comprises a narrow, deeply curved blade; a narrow handle with a squared turn; elongated tip: two leaf-shaped finials connected by a thin member, both finials being riveted to the blade. Green and brown patina.
By date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, February 11, 1952
Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes
Greek, Hellenistic Period ?,
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 615; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).
Length: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique