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This razor is comprised of a bronze blade set in a wooden handle/frame. It was found inside a wooden case, the handles of which seem to imitate a bull's head. Portions of the wood are badly decayed.


From Kerma, tomb K 338:3. February 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Length x width x thickness: 14.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm (5 11/16 x 1 15/16 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bronze and wood


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical