Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Mirror disks such as this one had decorated handles attached to the tiny trapezoidal tangs. When British archaeologists discovered this disk in a Middle Kingdom tomb, no trace of the handle remained.
ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E.
Dynasty 12 to Dynasty 13
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
Mirror Disk, ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E. Copper, 4 3/16 x 4 1/8 in. (10.6 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 26.815. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 26.815_side1_PS2.jpg)
side, 26.815_side1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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