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Accession_Number E.65.10
adlib_title Egyptian cast mirror
Shape Mirror
Shape_description Mirror is very flat; not perfectly round but still circular with a small rectangular section where the mirror would sit into the wooden handle.
Material Copper
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration
Inscriptions Incised hieroglyth along the bottom curve of the mirror one one side which says "Great King's daughter of his body, his beloved great hts-sceptre of great sweetness and beloved Henuiti".
Condition Intact. Slight discolouration to bronze due to deterioration. Small surface scratches and deposits make surface appear slightly uneven although it feels smooth.
Technique/Style Cast
Provenance
Period Middle Kingdom: 11 dynasty
Date 1991-1759
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2007.01.0179.jpg
2007.01.0179.jpg
Detail view of mirror edge, showing part of the hyroglyphic inscripition and section of handle.
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2007.01.0180.jpg
2007.01.0180.jpg
Detail view of mirror edge, showing part of the hyroglyphic inscripition and section of handle.
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2007.01.0181.jpg
2007.01.0181.jpg
Detail view of mirror edge, showing part of the hyroglyphic inscripition and section of handle.
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Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height
Diameters 20.0
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Education
Edited_by Denise
Date_edited 18.09.2002
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