Mirror with Bes-image

Egyptian
New Kingdom, early to mid-Dynasty 18
1539–1425 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Semna, Room BN

Dimensions

height x width of disc: 22.1 x 11.25 cm (8 11/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1198

Medium or Technique

Bronze and wood

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Bronze disc with wooden handle carved in form of Bes standing on papyrus column. Disc rivetted into handle. (Cleaned in the field).

Provenance

From Semna, Room BN. 1928: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, January 1928; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition