About this object

Metal mirror. Shape roughly circular with tang. Very much corroded on one side. From grave 36, which the excavator, W. M. Flinders Petrie, dated to the Fifth Dynasty.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Deshasheh
  • Date made
    2494 BC - 2345 BC (Dynasty 5)
  • Materials
    Metal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1897
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Deshasheh
  • Date collected
    1897
  • Measurements
    151 mm x 142 mm x 2 mm
  • Note
    Treated with benzotriazol in November 1985.
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

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