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This object is an almost circular fragment of a mica mirror. Several fragments have broken away from it edges and the remaining section is considerably cracked. The original, reflective luster has dulled.

Provenance

From Seyala (ASN137/10). 1911. Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: March 25, 1992)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, A-Group, 3100–3000 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x depth(estimated): 9 x 11 cm (3 9/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1568

Medium or Technique

Mica

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical