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Bronze strigil

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
L. 9 in. (22.8 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1897
Accession Number:
97.24
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The blade is bent to an acute angle. The handle, which is in one piece with the blade, is in the form of a rectangular loop with a cross-piece in the middle. On the back of the handle are incised lines.
Said to be from Tyre

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 860, pp. 296-97, New York: Gilliss Press.

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