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Razors

One small copper razor with a tang, and three fragments of two others round on one end (two joining). These fragments are all adhering to each other, sandwiched together. The Object Register says that there are two razors with tangs, but only one is present.

Provenance

From Giza, Pit 7143 B. 1927: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

27-2-462h

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical