Mirror

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III, 318

Dimensions

Height x width: 23.5 x 12.7 cm (9 1/4 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

20.1790

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

This mirror has an elaborate ornamental handle, decorated in a braided pattern ending with a capital surmounted by falcons. A gilded stud holds the disk and handle together.

Provenance

From Kerma, K III, 318. 1914: 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