Sarcophagus strigilato
Marble. Second half of the 3rd century. Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, CourtyardInv. No. MC9.Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

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:
(сс) 2005. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
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