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.
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,
- Other Identity
- 58 (Margaret Murray number)
- Previous Owners
- Egypt Exploration Society | John Bancroft Willans (1881–1957) | University of Wales, Aberystwyth
- Gift, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (24 Mar 1997)
- Last modified: 16 Jan 2021