Model rectangular razor

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A

Dimensions

Length x width: 7.2 x 3.3 cm (2 13/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3072

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

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. The surface is corroded and encrusted.

Provenance

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