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