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Bronze, heavily incrusted; elliptical with spike on lower edge. Case of bronze, flat with low rim, rather more circular in shape than mirror.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Cemetery. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession Date: April 1, 1888)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian,

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: A) 12.5 x 17.9 cm (4 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.) B) Diameter 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.749a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical