Razor

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 338:3

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

20.1804

Medium or Technique

Bronze and wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

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.

Provenance

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