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Model rectangular razor

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One of a large group of miniature copper tools found in the same intact tomb, this model takes the form of a rectangular razor. It imitates a truncated pyramidal form typical of flint prototypes. There is a chip missing on one of the edges.


From Giza, G 2381 A (tomb of Impy). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II, 2246–2152 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Length x width: 8 x 3 cm (3 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World