Rotating shaving razor, Egypt, 1405-1367 BCE

Made:
1405 BCE-1367 BCE in Egypt
maker:
Unknown

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Rotating bronze shaving razor, Egyptian, 1405BC-1367BC

Rotating shaving razors were introduced in the second half of the 18th dynasty (1550-1292BCE). This is a bronze example. Shaving was significant in Egyptian cultural life. It was compulsory for Egyptian priests to shave their heads and bodies for ceremonial purposes. High status men and women often shaved their heads and wore wigs of human hair.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A634875
type:
razor
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment