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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 268

    A ROMAN BRONZE STRIGIL

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE STRIGIL
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The long, curving blade tapering to a rounded point, incised on the upper surface with the knuckles, cuticle and nail of a human finger, the length divided by two grooves framed by dotted wave, with two knuckle-like groups of horizontal hatching, an elaborate tendril formed by dots above the rectangular fenestrated handle
    12½ in. (31.8 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, prior to 1977.