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Caryatid mirror

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Bronze mirror with a handle in the form of a nude girl wearing a collar and girdle. The figure's upraised arms support an open papyrus umbel.


From Semna, from a cache found in fill beneath the Taharqa temple. January, 1928: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: 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: January 1, 1928)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Semna, Sudan

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Height x width: 22.5 x 12.2 cm (8 7/8 x 4 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical