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This mirror has an elaborate ornamental handle, decorated in a braided pattern ending with a capital surmounted by falcons. A gilded stud holds the disk and handle together.

Provenance

From Kerma, K III, 318. 1914: 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)

Dimensions

Height x width: 23.5 x 12.7 cm (9 1/4 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

20.1790

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical