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toilet-set / strigil / aryballos

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0105.46

  • Description

    Bronze athlete's toilet set consisting of an aryballos (oil-flask) and two strigils, linked by chains to a ring for suspension.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1stC-2ndC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 95 millimetres (maximum)
    • Diameter: 75 millimetres (aryballos)
    • Length: 270 millimetres (strigil)
    • Length: 220 millimetres (strigil)
    • Weight: 424 grammes
    • Height: 26.67 centimetres
    • Length: 27.94 centimetres (strigil)
  • Bibliography

    • Bronze 2455 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G69/dc18

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1980 5 Jun- 26 Oct, London, BM, The Ancient Olympic Games
    2008 1 May-12 Jul, Shanghai, The Ancient Olympic Games
    2008 2 Aug-31 Sep, Hong Kong, The Ancient Olympic Games

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1868,0105.46

Bronze athlete's toilet set consisting of an aryballos (oil-flask) and two strigils, linked by chains to a ring for hanging on the wall.

Bronze athlete's toilet set consisting of an aryballos (oil-flask) and two strigils, linked by chains to a ring for hanging on the wall.

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