Museo dei Brettii – Sala II – Showcase 3 – Lower shelf

Iron strigil. Narrow Capulus with rectangular section and ligule with concave section lamina, expanded in the median part. This object was used by Greek athletes to wipe their sweat and the dust after a pankration match, then left in the athlete’s tomb as a symbol of the virtues of sports and athletics.

fig. 36 Lo strigile della tomba 9