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Mirror with falcons

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Found in an Eighteenth Dynasty tomb at Semna, this mirror belongs to a type characteristic of the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period. The handle decoration, a papyrus column with two hawks, reveals the influence of the Kerma Culture, suggesting that the mirror is the product of a...

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Provenance

From Semna: tomb S 552. 1924: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession date: March 5, 1924

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Semna, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 21.9 x 12 x 1.4cm (8 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 9/16in.)

Accession Number

27.872

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical