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Mirror handle

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.


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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical