Ruiu's Razor

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116

The burial of Ruiu was found in the tomb of her father, Neferkhawet, which was excavated by the Museum’s Egyptian Expedition in 1935. Lying against the right side of the head end of Ruiu’s coffin was a small basket that contained a wooden box and a metal razor. Inside the box were four scarabs and a cowroid seal-amulet made of steatite, two ebony kohl sticks, and a small metal spoon.

This razor lacks a handle, but it is otherwise similar to the razor found in the coffin of Amenemhat who was probably Ruiu's brother and whose coffin lay next to hers in the tomb.

Ruiu's Razor, Bronze or copper alloy

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