Razor



Accession Number
AB82
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Body adornment case
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Cosmetic and medical equipment and implements, Razor
Period
New Kingdom
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Provenance
Egypt, Abydos
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A copper alloy razor, probably from Abydos. The object was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the Egypt Exploration Fund/Society, who received the object in 1903. It was subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997. A similar razor is illustrated in tomb group D102 from Abydos (D Randall-MacIver & Mace 1902 pl. XLVI. For a similar razor dating to the Eighteenth Dynasty, see Anonymous (1981, p. 192). Such razors are typical of the New Kingdom.

Bibliography

Anonymous (ed.) 1981. Egypt's golden age: the art of living in the New Kingdom, 1558-1085 B.C. Catalogue of the exhibition. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts. Randall-MacIver, David and Arthur C. Mace 1902. El Amrah and Abydos, 1899–1901. London: Egypt Exploration Fund,

Last modified: 16 Jan 2021

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