Bronze strigil: on the handle is an inscription and a bearded man dancing in relief.
- Excavated/Findspot: Corinth
- Length: 25.4 centimetres
2007 31 Mar-30 Jun, Gosport, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2007/8 3 Nov-24 Feb, Leicester, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008 29 Mar-1 Jun, Luton, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008 20 Jun-5 Oct, Lincoln, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008/9 25 Oct-24 Jan, South Shields, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2009 7 Feb-4 May, Glasgow, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2010-2012 20 Oct-9 Dec, Luton, Wardown Park, Ancient Greeks
9 December 1998
Reason for treatment
Req.No: 68958 Light surface clean. Fill small broken area on edge for protection.
Req.No: 47855 Dirty with deposits of mud. Two cracked areas on the blade.Textile remains and impressions on the back of the blade. MIH Req.No: 68958 Surface covered with heavy corrosion and dirt. The handle, where inscribed, has been well cleaned, but all other areas have been left. A small section is missing near to one of the repaired cracks. There are two large bare cuprite areas in the scoop section of the blade. CRB
April 1992 Cleaned with a scalpel and air abrasive, using aluminium oxide powder. Secured the cracks with HMG nitro cellulose adhesive. MIH December 1998 Removed all of the corrosion/dirt layer to reach the good original surface, except in the areas with textile remains. Brushed the surface with a medium brush and cleaned with IMS applied on cotton wool swabs. Repaired the broken edge to prevent further damage using nylon gossamer, attached with HMG nitro cellulose adhesive and acetone. Coloured to match the background with dry ground powder pigments mixed with 2.5% HMG in acetone, applied by brush. CRB
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Object reference number: GAA13901
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