Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 338:3
Length x width x thickness: 14.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm (5 11/16 x 1 15/16 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Bronze and wood
Not On View
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition