Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Mirror with a Handle in the Shape of a Young Woman

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
ca. 1550–1391 B.C.
From Egypt
Bronze or copper alloy
H. 25.8 cm (10 3/16 in); w. disc 14.1 cm (5 9/16 in); d. 2.4 cm (15/16 in) weight: 855 grams (1.9 lbs)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Fletcher Fund and The Guide Foundation Inc. Gift, 1966
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
Formerly MacGregor Collection, before 1895. Purchased in London at the MacGregor Sale (Sotheby Wilkinson & Hodge) for Hearst, June 26-July 6, 1922. Purchased in London by Joseph Brummer from Hearst at a private sale, 1939. Purchased by Albert Gallatin from Brummer Gallery, March 8, 1949. Gallatin Collection purchased by the Museum, 1966.

Wallis, Henry 1898. Egyptian Ceramic Art: the MacGregor collection ; a contribution towards the history of Egyptian pottery. London: Taylor and Francis.

Fischer, Henry G. 1967. "The Gallatin Egyptian Collection." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 25, no. 7 (March), p. 261, fig. 11.

Fay, Biri 1998. "Egyptian Duck Flasks of Blue Anhydrite." In Metropolitan Museum Journal, 33, p. 23; p. 24, fig. 1.

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