Strigil

1977.01.0230

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Artifact Identification Strigil   (1977.01.0230)
Classification/
Nomenclature
Personal Artifacts : Toilet Articles : Hygiene Artifacts
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Greece?
Period/Date 6th BCE- 3rd CE
Culture Greek? Roman?
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 25.7 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 7.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 2.7 cm
Weight 67 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Bronze
Manufacturing Processes Forging
Munsell Color Information Moderate Green (7.5 G 5/4) -ns Blackish Green ( 7.5 G 2/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Athletic Scrapers: After exercise, an athlete scraped the sweat, dust, and oil from his body with a metal scraper (strigil) before taking a refreshing shower.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Avery Brundage Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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