Egyptian. <em>Hair Curler in the Form of  a Woman</em>, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Bronze, 7/8 x 2 5/16 in. (2.2 x 5.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.654E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.654E_erg456.jpg)

Hair Curler in the Form of a Woman


Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7/8 x 2 5/16 in. (2.2 x 5.9 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.654E

Image: CUR.37.654E_erg456.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A small bronze tweezer razor in the form of a swimming Nubian female. She wears a short wig, an armlet, a wide necklace, a short decorated kilt and chest sashes. Her outstretched arms form the upper part of the tweezer. They are attached to the lower half of the tweezer with a metal pivot pin in front of her elbows. Below her feet an area of metal sharp on its edge, forms the razor. Condition: Good.

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