Lysippos, Apoxyomenos (Scraper)

Ancient Greek athletes cleaned themselves with oil. This sculpture shows one athlete’s bathing ritual.


Lysippos, Apoxyomenos (Scraper), Roman copy after a bronze statue from c. 330 B.C.E., 6′ 9″ high (Vatican Museums)

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Lysippos, Apoxyomenos (Scraper)," in Smarthistory, December 11, 2015, accessed November 30, 2023,