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  • Place of origin:

    Thailand (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel with silver parcel-gilt and nielloed handle

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ceremonial hair cutting razor (mit-khone) of steel with a silver parcel-gilt handle, engraved with a diaper and floral pattern filled with niello; the tip is sheathed with gold.

Place of Origin

Thailand (made)


18th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Steel with silver parcel-gilt and nielloed handle


Length: cm 19.4

Object history note

Bought (Nos. 396 to 415-1894, £136 17s. 3d.).

Historical context note

This razor was used in the hair-cutting ceremony (kone-chook).

Descriptive line

Ceremonial hair cutting razor (mit-khone), steel blade with a silver parcel-gilt and nielloed handle, Thailand (Siam), 18th century.


Silver; Steel


Parcel gilding; Niello


Ceremonial objects; Metalwork


South & South East Asia Collection

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