Mirror with Handle in Form of Umbel with Two Ibex Heads
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
Other (handle): 4 3/16 x 3 9/16 x 13/16 in. (10.7 x 9 x 2 cm)
Other (disk): 4 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 5/16 in. (10.5 x 9.5 x 0.8 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Mirror with Handle in Form of Umbel with Two Ibex Heads, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Bronze, Other (handle): 4 3/16 x 3 9/16 x 13/16 in. (10.7 x 9 x 2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 75.168a-b. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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Bronze mirror in two parts; papyriform handle ends in an umbel topped with two ibex heads, facing out; their horns meet in the center. A rectangular socket in the handle received the trapezoidal tenon from the disk itself which is ellipsoid in shape.
Condition: Scratched and in several areas on both handle and disk with bronze disease.
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