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Mirror handle

Egyptian
Late Middle Kingdom to early New Kingdom
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III, 309

Accession Number

20.1789b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

This silver-covered handle in the form of a lotus blossom once held the reflective disk, 20.1789a. The handle is now in four pieces with smaller fragments, severely corroded corroded.

Provenance

From Kerma, K III, 309. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition