A figure of a young man scraping himself with a strigil, a curved metal instrument used to remove the excess oil that wrestlers and other athletes used to cover themselves in after their training.
This is the Museum of Classical Archaeology Collections online database of the plaster cast, pottery sherd and paper squeeze collections. The sherd and squeeze collections may be of more interest to academic researchers but these databases make our collections accessible to all. Please note, however, that these databases are still works in progress.
Search and explore objects held by the Museum of Classical Archaeology by using the navigation fields at the top of the page. Images of all the casts and most of the sherds are now included.
Alternatively, return to the main website of the Museum of Classical Archaeology.