About this object

Oval-shaped mirror with tang set within a wooden handle, which may not be the original. Mirror is 1 mm in thickness. Old label tied to the handle reads, "an Egyptian ladies [?] looking glass. Taken from one of the tombs in Egypt". Collector information not recorded.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC about
  • Materials
    Bronze ; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    260 mm x 138 mm x 19 mm
  • Related people

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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