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Accession_Number E.65.11
adlib_title Egyptian cast mirror
Shape Mirror
Shape_description Not perfectly round but still circular. Widest from side to side. Has a rectangular extension at base so that the object would have sat in the handle. Flat and thin with slightly sloped edges to avoid making them sharp.
Material Copper
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Small area of polished metal showing through on rectangular extension but not reflective. Major discolouration and deterioration to the surface of both sides. Small surface scratches. Does not sit flat so the object must be slightly bent.
Technique/Style Cast
Provenance
Period Middle Kingdom: 11 dynasty
Date 1938-1759
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2008.08.0015.jpg
2008.08.0015.jpg
Top view of an Egyptian copper mirror.
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2008.08.0017.jpg
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Above view of an Egyptian copper mirror.
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2008.08.0019.jpg
2008.08.0019.jpg
Top view of an Egyptian copper mirror.
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2008.08.0025.jpg
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Close up of an Egyptian copper mirror.
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2008.08.0030.jpg
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Detail view of an Egyptian copper mirror showing inscription.
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2008.08.0033.jpg
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Close up view of an Egyptian copper mirror.
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2008.08.0036.jpg
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Detail view of an Egyptian copper mirror showing inscriptions.
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2008.08.0039.jpg
2008.08.0039.jpg
Detail view of an Egyptian copper mirror showing inscriptions.
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2008.08.0044.jpg
2008.08.0044.jpg
Top view of an Egyptian copper mirror.
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2008.08.0045.jpg
2008.08.0045.jpg
Detail view of an Egyptian copper mirror showing inscriptions.
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2008.08.0049.jpg
2008.08.0049.jpg
Detail veiw of an Egyptian copper mirror showing inscriptions.
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2008.08.0053.jpg
2008.08.0053.jpg
Detail view of an Egyptian copper mirror showing inscriptions.
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Comparanda
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 19.9
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. Length 17.8 (side to side) Length 16.5 (top to bottom)
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Julia
Date_edited 18 September 2002; 11.01.2006; 06.05.2016
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