Mirror

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of an unidentified ruler


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia; Findspot: Nubia, Meroe, Beg. S, surface debris

Dimensions

Height (with tang) x width x depth: 28 x 26 x .8 cm (11 x 10 1/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1698

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Large bronze mirror, much corroded (and treated by Mr. Young in 1953); on one side representation of worshipper before seated goddess with a few columns of inscription. Surface of mirror gives impression of blistering.

Inscription

Yes

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. S., surface debris. February, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition