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Mirror with Bes-image

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

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

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Semna, Sudan

Accession Number

29.1198

Medium or Technique

Bronze and wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical