Mirror

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe

Dimensions

Height: 30.2 cm (11 7/8 in.); Diameter (disc): 18.9 cm (7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.860

On View

Richard B. Carter Gallery (Gallery 171)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Bronze disc mirrior of bronze attached to a silver handle in form of papyrus column and capital. Polish worn/corroded away, otherwise intact.

Provenance

From Meroe [Excav. date: see registry for HU-MFA 21-2-420]

(Accession Date: February 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition