One of a set of three bronze strigils (with 1856.12-26.889 and 890) decorated with scenes of chariot-racing in the Roman circus. The strigil is pierced for carrying on a ring. The decoration is punched and inlaid with silver. On one side is an altar with festoons and seven eggs on top, followed by a biga driven by a charioteer with a cap and holding a stick; and finally three pyramid-shaped markers on a plinth denoting the end of the spina. On the other side are similar markers, a circular domed temple, an altar with a group of the goddess Cybele and a lion, an obelisk and another altar.

An00015860 001 l

People

Acquired From
Temple, William to The British Museum
Depicted
Cybele

Place

Found In
Torre Annunziata
In Gallery
G70/10

Time

Acquired In
1856
Made
50-79
Period/Culture
Roman

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