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Mirror

Egyptian
Late Middle Kingdom to early New Kingdom
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III, 309

Dimensions

Height x width: 13.1 x 12.1 cm (5 3/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1789a

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

The reflective face of this mirror is composed of a falltened disk with a squared spike for insertion into a separately made handle.

Provenance

From Kerma, K III, 309. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition