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Silver mirror of King Amani-nataki-lebte

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The mirror is made from silver, gold, and paste as follows: a) Handle in the form of a column with a bell cap, against which stand two hawk-headed and two human figures with various attributes; above the cap, a rectangular block with spaces for two cartouches, hollow, partly filled with plaster...

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From Nuri: pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte). 1917: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: March 1, 1921)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amani-natake-lebte, 538–519 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Height (handle) x diameter (disk): 14 x 17.8 cm (5 1/2 x 7 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silver, gold, paste


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical