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Large bronze mirror, much corroded (and treated by Mr. Young in 1953); on one side representation of worshipper before seated goddess with a few columns of inscription. Surface of mirror gives impression of blistering.

Inscription

Yes

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. S., surface debris. February, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of an unidentified ruler,

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height (with tang) x width x depth: 28 x 26 x .8 cm (11 x 10 1/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1698

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical