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Strigil

Unknown1st century

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The exterior of the curved blade of the strigil is decorated with a series of incised linear channels. The rectangular handle is undecorated.

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Details

  • Title: Strigil
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1st century
  • Location Created: Roman Empire
  • Physical Dimensions: 22.3 x 3.1 x 11 cm (8 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 4 5/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Strigil
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 72.AC.102
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 210, The Victorious Youth
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Roman
  • Classification: Implements

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