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On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116

This mirror is made of copper alloy cast in two pieces. The disk has a tang that fits into a hole in the handle and is held in place by a small bronze peg. The handle is decorated with the emblem of the goddess Hathor. The mirror was found in the bottom of a coffin discovered in the tomb of Hatnefer (36.3.1). A number of other objects in the Museum's collection had been placed in the same coffin including a bowl and two dishes made of faience (36.3.8–.10), a wood cosmetic box (36.3.11a, b), another mirror (36.3.12a, b), and five amulets (36.3.20–.24).

Mirror, Copper alloy

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