User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Strigil

Start collecting

Inscribed: F I V. Incised beneath this: Q. Handle beyond curve and outer half of blade broken away. Smooth patina, green and brown.

Provenance

By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benajmin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 619; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

16.4 cm (6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.617

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational