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Item Details
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Culture
Egyptian
Title
Mirror
Date
1539-1077 BC
Location
Creation Site: Egypt
Material
Bronze, wood
Period
New Kingdom
Measurements
10 1/2 x 5 3/16 in. (26.7 x 13.2 cm)
Description
In addition to being functional, mirrors, capturing the likeness of an individual, were thought to be haunts of the soul. The word for life, ankh, is the same as that for mirror. Most mirror disks in the New Kingdom were of highly polished bronze, so perhaps seeing one's face reflected in it would be a reminder of the transformation of the face into the golden skin of the god Osiris in the next life. Mirrors were highly prized objects in life and were also frequently included in the tomb furniture. This mirror combines an oval disk, to copy the shape of the rising sun, and club-shaped handle of fine hardwood with channels of inlay, now lost, at the bottom.
Repository
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
Accession Number
1921.041
Source
Collected by William A. Shelton, funded by John A. Manget
Photographer: Michael McKelvey
Published References
Peter Lacovara and Betsy Teasley Trope, The Realm of Osiris (Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum 2001), 28.
Exhibition History
A Preview of the Collections, Schatten Gallery, February 15 - April 4, 1982
MCCM Permanent Collection Gallery, 2001 - Present
On View
Yes
Rights
© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Michael McKelvey.
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11007794.fpx
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