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Egyptian bronze mirror

REF ZE000021 EAN 3336727451335

 Egyptian bronze mirror

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Egyptian bronze mirror

Egyptian art was also represented by modest objects of daily use. The craftmanship of these items reveals a degree of perfection equally found in temples and sculptures.

Belonging to the cosmetic set of a stylish Egyptian woman, this small mirror is made of a bronze disk set in a delicately incised handle.

This feature represents a female nude wearing a high wig and necklace. Her left arm is bent in a gracious gesture as she holds a bird against her breast.

This is the "profane" counterpart to the classical sacred decoration for the handle of a mirror, the subject which most often presents the face of the goddess Hathor.

Reproduction in bronze with patina

Size
H. 27 cm (10,63"); W. 12,2 cm (4,80"); D. 6 cm (2,36")
Base
Black marble
Origin
cosmetic set of an Egyptian woman
Material of the original
Bronze
Epoch
End of the New Kingdom (circa 1300-1100 B.C.)
Museum
Paris - Musée du Louvre
Themes
Woman, Egypt
Material
Bronze
Art movement
Egyptian Antiquities
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