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Accession_Number 71.12.5
adlib_title cast strigil
Shape Strigil
Shape_description Long, thin strigil steeply curved. The handle is thicker at the front and thinner at the back where it bends over to form an oblong. The thinner piece is not attached to the body but curves back on itself and end is a flat circle.
Material Bronze
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration
Inscriptions
Condition Two holes have been restored with transparent material. The end of the strigil is damaged. Discolouration of bronze to green, blue and black. Only a couple of areas of the true bronze colour remains. A couple of cracks have appeared making the object fragile.
Technique/Style Cast
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 450
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Side view of a long bronze strigil, handle on the right.
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Comparanda Type of Rhitsona grave 123 (Rhitsona 13946)
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 2.2
Diameters
Handle_height 9.3
Other_dims. 26.0
Location Education
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey
Date_edited 18.09.2002; 06.01.2006
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