Mirror

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 18.6 x 9.5 cm (7 5/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1791

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

The handle-shaft of this mirror is decorated with a braid pattern topped with a stylized emblem of the goddess Hathor, flanked by two uraei.

Provenance

From Kerma, K III, sacrificial corridor. 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