Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
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.
Silver and copper alloy
ca. 1478-1390 B.C.E.
9 3/4 x diam. 5 1/2 in. (24.7 x 14 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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.
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