Mirror

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1400 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

41.263

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Bronze mirror with handle in form of a nude Nubian girl holding a bird in her left hand. On her head, holding the tang of the disc, is a connecting element in the form of a conventionalized lily blossom.

Provenance

By 1941: with Spink and Sons, London; 1941: purchased by the MFA from Spink and Son for $350.
(Accession date: May 8, 1941)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund