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Roman Bronze Strigil - FZ.179
Origin: Jerusalem, Israel
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 1" (2.5cm) high x 5" (12.7cm) wide x 2.5" (6.4cm) depth
Collection: Classical
Medium: Bronze

Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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In the classical world, the strigil was a common tool at the gymnasium or the bath, used to scrape the skin clean. Athletes would rub oil over themselves before engaging in dusty sports; afterwards they would use the strigil--curved to follow the contours of the body--to remove the oil, leaving the skin soft and clean. This was the ancient equivalent of the shower. Time has given this simple object--perhaps taken for granted in its own time--an elegant dignity. - (FZ.179)


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