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On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114

This razor is a type that was in use during the early Eighteenth Dynasty. It has two sharpened edges that were described as "still keen" by the excavator, Howard Carter, who also said that the ancient finger-marks were still visible upon its polished surface.

The razor is part of a set of cosmetic implements (26.7.837a–d) that included a mirror, tweezers, a whetstone, and a kohl tube (26.7.1447), all found in a rush basket.

Razor, Copper alloy

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