Mirror, Bronze or copper alloy

Mirror

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
late Dynasty 17 – early Dynasty 18
Date:
ca. 1550–1295 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Courtyard of CC 41, Pit Tomb 43, Burial 12, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1912
Medium:
Bronze or copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 20.3 cm (8 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.835a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
Excavated by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in the area of the Birabi, Thebes, 1912; acquired by Carnarvon in the division of finds. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 63, fig. 32.