Bronze Strigil with the Stamp of the Workshop

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 20.5 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 3513
Provenance: From the inventory of the judicially dissolved Parisian gallery La Reine Margot.
Condition: Intact
Description: Very beautifully formed strigil with a sharp blade, smooth flute and two ribs on the outside. The handle is rectangular and massive, except for the last part which was pierced for suspension. Right after the flute two stamps of the manufacturer's workshop placed perpendicular to each other with the name "Rimus". Strigils served for cleaning the body. It is used to scrap off oil that was applied on the skin. Stamped examples are extremely rare. Mounted.