Roman iron strigil

 
Roman iron strigil
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

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Iron strigil with flat handle with slot for a strap for suspension. Strigils were curved metal tool which were used in roman times to scrape dirt, sweat or oil from the human skin. It was usually used by athletes.

Image Details

Date
 
43 AD - 410 AD
Image Number
 
002370

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