Model rectangular razor
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A
Width x length: 3.2 x 8.1 cm (1 1/4 x 3 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
From Giza G 2381 A/211 (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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition