The hairstyle of the nude female figure on the handle of this mirror—thick braids surrounding the face—was popular in the middle of the Eighteenth Dynasty, allowing art historians to date the work.
- Medium: Silver and copper alloy
- Reportedly From: Aswan, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1478-1390 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 9 3/4 x diam. 5 1/2 in. (24.7 x 14 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.635E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Mirror, ca. 1478-1390 B.C.E. Silver and copper alloy, 9 3/4 x diam. 5 1/2 in. (24.7 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.635E. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Mirror made of silver and copper alloy. Nude female figure-handle. Condition: Vivid dark green patina with some brown areas. Portions afflicted by bronze disease. Obverse has encrustations on parts. Technique: Disc cast without subsequent hammering; handle is solid one-piece casting, even the detail of girl's necklace and sides of papyrus umbrel are cast.
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)