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Mirror

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Date:
ca. 1550–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Courtyard CC 41, Pit 3, Burial D 1, Beside or on inner coffin, MMA excavations, 1915–16
Medium:
Copper alloy, wood
Dimensions:
H. 27.3 cm (10 3/4 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.10.449
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
This mirror is decorated with the emblem of the Hathor, goddess of love and beauty. For mirrors of the same type that belonged to royalty, see 26.8.97, and 26.8.98.
Museum excavations, 1915–16. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1916.

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