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The handle of this mirror is carved of a light wood to represent an animal head on both front and back of the upper portion. The heads have bovine features and a wig of the goddess Hathor. It is thus likely intended to be a semi-bovine representation of that deity, whose likeness is a common...

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By 1947: in the possession of Mrs. Walter Atherton; 1947: given to the MFA by Mrs. Walter Atherton. (Accession Date: September 18, 1947)

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Gift of Mrs. Walter Atherton

Egyptian, Likely not ancient,


Length: 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical