Ancient Egyptian Bronze Tweezers


A pair of Egyptian bronze tweezers formed from a single rod of metal. This is a simple implement, with its main feature being the flaring triangular tips. Both hands are connected by a circular loop at the top.

Date: 664-332 BC
Period: Late Period
Provenance: Ex. Andrews collection, collected in Egypt in the 1960's.
Condition: Good condition, heavy oxidisation and two chipped edges. Corrosion to the suspension loop.


SKU: AH-1119 Category: Tag:

Tweezers were a common, everyday object in Ancient Egypt. They were used for the extraction of body and facial hair. Both men and women would of used tweezers, as typically Egyptian men were clean-shaven and body hair was considered undesirable for women. Body hair was also prohibited for priests. However, this was not their only use. Tweezers of various sizes would have been used for cooking, holding pots over fires, medical procedures, and even during mummification. They are frequently found alongside other toiletry equipment, such as razors, mirrors, and pots of kohl.

Weight 6.1 g
Dimensions L 4 x W 1.5 cm



Reference: For similar: The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, item 34.708

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