Sarcophagus strigilato.

Marble. Second half of the 3rd century.
Inv. No. MC9.

Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, Courtyard
(Musei capitolini, Palazzo Nuovo, Cortile)

Origin:
Rome, catacombs of St. Sebastian, 1744.
Donated by pope Benedict XIV, 1745.
Description:
The ancient Romans decorated their sarcophagi with reliefs and very often with a curved decoration which is called strigilato after strigil a double curved tool they used to scrape oil or sweat from the skin. (http://www.romeartlover.it/Glossar4.html)
Credits:
© 2005. Photo: S. Sosnovskiy.
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
RUSSIAN

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