Mirror and case

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Cemetery

Dimensions

Overall: A) 12.5 x 17.9 cm (4 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.) B) Diameter 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.749a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Bronze, heavily incrusted; elliptical with spike on lower edge. Case of bronze, flat with low rim, rather more circular in shape than mirror.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Cemetery. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF.
(Accession Date: April 1, 1888)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription