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Whetstone

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Date:
ca. 1550–1295 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Grit stone (sandstone)
Dimensions:
l. 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.182.7b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 119
This small whetstone is part of a set of cosmetic implements that includes two razors (12.182.d, 12.182.e3).
Purchased in Luxor from Yusef Hassan by Howard Carter. Purchased by the Museum from Carter, 1912.

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