Personal Mirror of Idi-wer



Polished bronze disc-shaped mirror with tang. At the bottom is one line engraved with hieroglyphs giving the name and titles of a man called Idi-wer (Idi the Elder) who was a sole companion and lector priest of the 6th Dynasty. The handle is missing. Transliteration: smr waty Xry Hbt idi-wr. The Old Kingdom name determinative (A50) of a man of rank seated on a chair is used and the human ear rather than the ear of an ox (F21). There is a mirror disc in Brussels inscribed for Mri-ppy-Hb-sd who shares the same titles (E4305).