About this object

Bronze mirror with tang. Very much corroded. From grave 14, which the excavator, W. M. Flinders Petrie, dated to the Fifth Dynasty.

The depth of 13 mm includes large mass of pale coloured deposition. Thinest section is 3 mm.

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
    Bronze
  • 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
    129 mm x 128 mm x 13 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

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