Fragment of mirror handle

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 9 x 3 x 0.8 cm (3 9/16 x 1 3/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7362

Medium or Technique

Ivory/bone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Cosmetic and medical

This object is part of an ivory mirror handle. It has generally narrow proportions, tapering from a wider end at top where a mirror would have been mounted down to narrowing handle in almost an inverted drop shape. An oval groove has been carved from the center. The surface shows slight scratching.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb D 77. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription