Fragment of mirror handle

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb D77


Height x width x depth: 9 x 3 x 0.8 cm (3 9/16 x 1 3/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Cosmetic and medical

This object is part of an ivory mirror handle. It has generally narrow proportions, tapering from a wider end at top where a mirror would have been mounted down to narrowing handle in almost an inverted drop shape. An oval groove has been carved from the center. The surface shows slight scratching.


From Abydos, tomb D 77. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription