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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Mirror
Date Made:1570-1380 BCE (New Kingdom, early to mid Dynasty 18)
Type:Toilet Article
Materials:Bronze
Place Made:Egypt; Thebes
Measurements:overall: 4 5/8 x 4 1/4 x 5/8 x 1/16 in.; 11.7475 x 10.795 x 1.5875 x .1588 cm (length of tang 5/8 in., 1/6 cm)
Accession Number:  MH 1910.1b.A.I
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
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Description:
Disk-shaped mirror with short tang that once went in a wooden or ivory handle. Short, broad tang dates this object.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; beauty; hygiene; grooming; vanity; mirrors

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