The strigilis consists of a handle and a sickle-shaped front part. It is a tool made of bronze or iron, which was used by athlets after their physical exercises. With a strigilis the athlets could remove the oil, sweat and dust from their naked bodys. A large number of vases show athlets after their fight, rubbing themselves off with a strigilis. The most famous depiction of a scraper (Apoxyomenos) comes from the sculptor Lysippos. The statue represents an athlet scrapping the dirt of his stretched hand.