Mirror

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia, Gammai, Tomb 116

Dimensions

Length of handle x diameter: 6.5 x 16 cm (2 9/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.368

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

This disc-shaped mirror has an ornamental handle that, when originally attached, would have projected vertically from the center of back. It is currently not affixed to its original position. There is significant wear on several surfaces, some foreign (possibly modern?) substances adhering, and small areas of light green bronze patina.

Provenance

From Gammai, Tomb 116. By 1924: with Mrs. Oric Bates. 1924: Given to the MFA by Mrs. Oric Bates.
(Accession Date: September 4, 1924)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates