Razor Knife card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Razor Knife

56.21.861

Currently not on display

Information

Bronze razor with flat slender shaft and asymetrical head shaped to form an outward curving cutting edge.The tip of the head is missing. Described by the excavator as a "fleshing-knife". Excavated in House T.34.1 of the North Suburb at Tell el Amarna (find no. 30/606). The house is in an area of other 'wady houses' and is one of the largest and grandest, once home to the family of a man named Hatiay, Overseer of Works. Found under the floor of the inner sitting-room along with fragments of copper and silver; three bronze adze heads; a gold openwork brooch; and an incised alabaster spoon. CONDITION NOTE (1998): nick near tip. tip missing.