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Strigil handle

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Strigil handle with flat thin shank, terminating in bowl shaped convex above and broken ragged edge. Nearly all the blade is broken away. Green encrustation.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); necropolis. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greco-Roman,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 617; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126-127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

12.1 x 2.9 cm (4 3/4 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.85

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational