Bronze hair curling tongs and trimmer, Egypt, 1575-1194 BCE

Made:
1575-1194 BCE in Egypt
maker:
Unknown

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Bronze hair curling tongs and trimmer, Egyptian, 1575BC-1194BC

Hairdressing and hair care were an important aspect of social life in Ancient Egypt. This was particularly true among the wealthier classes. Hairdressers feature in many pictorial representations of the period. Physical appearance was important in this culture. These Egyptian curling tongs were a multi-purpose cosmetic tool. They are combined with a hair trimming instrument.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A634869
Materials:
bronze (copper, tin alloy) and complete
type:
curling tong
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment