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Accession_Number E.23.45
adlib_title Egyptian tweezers
Shape Tweezers
Shape_description Small tweezers with a loop on one end, originally loose in the hinge for hanging. Tweezers are made from three pieces, a central straight but shorter section and two longer but curved inwards sections which would have been the pieces that would have bent together to hold the hair or splinter.
Material Iron
Fabric Egyptian
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Munsell_color
Decoration
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Condition Serious rusting means the loop on the hinge no longer moves nor do the tweezer arms. The colour is red and brown and the surface is uneven and rough.
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Date Unknown
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Beazley_DB
Height 1.1
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. 4.9; W. 0.5
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Julia
Date_edited 17.09.2002; 11.01.2006; 17.05.2016
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