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Fragment of a stele showing a woman holding a mirror

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It depicts a woman sitting on a couch holding a mirror. She is shown in profile facing the left. It is done in raised relief. It is inscribed above her and behind her.


From Dendara. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6 (?), 2323–2150 B.C.


Dendara, Egypt


Height x width: 21 x 25 cm (8 1/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele