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Razor

Object Number:MS1527
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italic
Villanovan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Bizentium
Locus: Trench Tomb
Date Made: 800 BCE to 700 BCE
Early Date: -800
Late Date: -700
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Length: 11.11 cm
Width: 9.53 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number:898 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Benacci-type lunate razor. Bronze. In good condition. Very broad bladed razor with a tight interior curve which has a slight flange at its centre. There is a decorative pattern around the interior curve consisting of a group of concentric parallel lines with an exterior border of vertical lines within a wide band. There is a small suspension hole. The blunt end of the razor is crowned by a double knob finial. The handle is a ring shaped and is ornamented by two opposing crescents on the sides. Good condition but over-cleaned.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Journal] Notizie degli Scavi di Antichita.. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 303, fig. 78, 23View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.136, no.111iView Objects related to this

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