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Mirror Disk

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.
  • Place Excavated: Tomb 1603, Abydos, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1938–1700 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 12 to Dynasty 13
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 4 3/16 x 4 1/8 in. (10.6 x 10.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE side, 26.815_side1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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