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Athletics - Personal Care

 

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Pelike with Image of Young Man with Strigil in front of Washbasin

 

Date: c. 480 BC.

Place: Unknown

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

Early Corinthian Aryballos

 

Date: 620 – 590 BC

Place: Greece

 

Photographed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 

 

Originally filled with oil which would have been used to clean athletes after exercise.

 

 

Oil Flask and Two Strigils on a Ring

 

Date: 1st century BC.

Place: Roman

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

Made of Silver.

 

 

 

 

Bronze Strigil

 

Date: 3rd century BC.

Place: Grave site, Malanca, Italy

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

Bronze Strigil

 

Date: unknown

Place: Greece

 

Photographed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 

 

Previously owned by Heinrich Schliemann.

 

Used to scrape oil and dust off athletes after exercise.

 

 

 

Two Strigils

 

Date: 2nd century AD.

Place: Unknown (by museum)

 

Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.