- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18, early
- reign of Thutmose II–early Joint reign
- ca. 1492–1473 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Hatnefer and Ramose (below TT 71), coffin III, MMA excavations, 1935–36
- Copper alloy
- Overall: H. 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.); W. 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.); Th. 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Mirror disk: H. 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); W. 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.); Th. 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)
Handle: H. 9.8 cm; greatest W. 6.3 cm (3 3/8 in.); Diam. 1.3 cm (1/2 in.); Greatest th. 2 cm (13/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1936
- Accession Number:
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).