Razor blades ?

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5–early Dynasty 6
2353–2152 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4733 E

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 5.5 x 1.6 cm (1 3/16 x 2 3/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1245

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Bundle of nine copper leaves bound with corroded copper wire.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4733E. February, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition