Mirror

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III, 325

Dimensions

Height x width: 22.3 x 12.5 cm (8 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1792

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

The slender handle-shaft of this mirror is decorated with a coarse braid pattern and plain bell capital, surrounded by two small falcons.

Provenance

From Kerma, K III, 325. 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