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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.

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

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.1789b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical