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Accession_Number E.62.19
adlib_title Egyptian carved mirror handle
Shape Mirror handle
Shape_description Hammer shaped handle with a slit where the mirror sat in the top. The top parts are curved over. The handle is rounded and wider at the end.
Material Wood
Fabric Egyptian
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Munsell_color
Decoration The top of the held piece has six carved bands around the top. Wood is darker on one side than the other.
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Condition Mirror missing. Large crack down one side of the handle and the 'spur' on the same side is also cracked.
Technique/Style Carved
Provenance
Period Middle Kingdom: 11-12th dynasty
Date c. 2055-1759 BC
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Beazley_DB
Height 13.2
Diameters 2.4
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. of mirror setting 2.3
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Julia
Date_edited 18.09.2002; 11.01.2006; 17.05.2016
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