an instrument with a curved blade, used especially by the ancient Greeks and Romans for scraping the skin at the bath and in the gymnasium.
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 ...
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
Jan 10, 2011 ... The Exfol Away from QVC is the modern equivalent of an ancient strigil used to
exfoliate the skin.
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.
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Strigil; Unknown; Roman Empire; about 100; Bronze; 21 x 11 cm (8 1/4 x 4 5/16
in.); 56.AC.8; 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 ...