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.
From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); necropolis. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 1884.
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America
Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 617; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126-127 (additional published references).
12.1 x 2.9 cm (4 3/4 x 1 1/8 in.)
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