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Accession_Number 71.12.6
adlib_title cast strigil
Shape Strigil
Shape_description Wide strigil curved in a tight arc. Handle is square and thinner on the back than the front as it bends over to make an oblong shape. The handle adjoins the strigil in a long triangular point with an incised line acting as a border.
Material Bronze
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration
Inscriptions
Condition Large parts of bronze have broken away from the sides of the curved section. The most important aspect to note is the deterioration in colour to blue, green, black and brown. Only in a couple of areas does the true colour of the bronze show through. Deposits under the handle where it joins the body. Small hole to one side of the curved section.
Technique/Style Cast
Provenance
Period
Date unknown
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2004.95.0151.jpg
2004.95.0151.jpg

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2004.95.0152.jpg
2004.95.0152.jpg

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2011.98.0027.jpg
2011.98.0027.jpg
Oblique top view of the side of a bronze strigil.
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2011.98.0028.jpg
2011.98.0028.jpg
Oblique top view of the side of a bronze strigil.
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2011.98.0031.jpg
2011.98.0031.jpg
Side view of the rounded side of a bronze strigil.
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2011.98.0032.jpg
2011.98.0032.jpg
Side view of the rounded side of a bronze strigil.
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2011.98.0033.jpg
2011.98.0033.jpg
Front view of the curved side of a bronze strigil, handle to left.
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2011.98.0034.jpg
2011.98.0034.jpg
Oblique top view of the curved side of a bronze strigil, handle to left.
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2011.98.0035.jpg
2011.98.0035.jpg
Oblique top view of the curved side of a bronze strigil, handle to left.
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2011.98.0037.jpg
2011.98.0037.jpg
View of the curved end of a bronze strigil, with the handle obscured.
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Beazley_DB
Height
Diameters
Handle_height 9.7
Other_dims. L. 20.5; W. 4.9
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Julia
Date_edited 18.09.2002; 10.01.2006; 06.05.2016
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