Originally, the bronze disks in this case were attached to wooden handles to form mirrors. At the time of burial, the mirrors were stored in linen covers. Over the centuries, both the handles and the bags disintegrated. The smaller of these two disks still shows an impression of the linen, created by the material’s interaction with the bronze.
This text refers to these objects: ' 13.1043; 13.1044
- Medium: Bronze
- Place Excavated: Tomb D303, Abydos, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XII Dynasty-early XIII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 3 11/16 x 4 3/8 in. (9.4 x 11.1 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 13.1043
- Credit Line: Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Mirror Disk, ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 11/16 x 4 3/8 in. (9.4 x 11.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 13.1043. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)