The strigil is a tool for the cleansing of the body by scraping off dirt, perspiration,
and oil that were applied before bathing. In Ancient Greek and Roman cultures ...
A strigil is a tool which is designed to scrape the skin after bathing, exercising, or
taking a sauna. Strigils were used in both Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as ...
Jun 2, 2014 ... They did however use the strigil: a small, curved, metal tool used by both the
Greeks and the Romans to scrape off dirt and dead skin.
Strigil definition, an instrument with a curved blade, used especially by the
ancient Greeks and Romans for scraping the skin at the bath and in the
Nov 3, 2010 ... Strigils are a common bath instrument used in ancient Rome. Dry skin brushing
helps with exfoliation, but I suspect a strigil would be a more ...
Then, they used a curved metal scraper called a strigil to scrape of this "muck",
which would take the dirt and grime that had accumulated on the skin along with
Nov 21, 2012 ... A strigil is just a dull blade, curved to get at all those curvy bits of the body. Here's
a visual from an English archeologist who got very into ...
Strigil; Unknown; Roman Empire; 1st century; Bronze; 22.3 × 3.1 × 11 cm (8 3/4 ×
1 1/4 × 4 5/16 in.); 72.AC.101; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California.
This is a strange instrument – like a blunt hooked brass knife. It is called a strigil
and similar tools would have been used by ancient Romans to scrape dirt and ...
Strigil; Unknown; Roman Empire; about 100; Bronze; 21 × 11 cm (8 1/4 × 4 5/16
in.); 56.AC.8; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California.