Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Razor and mirror, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, early co–reign of Thutmose III and Hatshepsut, ca. 1479–1473 b.c.
    Egyptian; From the tomb of Hatnofer and Ramose, western Thebes
    Bronze and wood; H. of mirror 6 3/4 in. (17 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1936 (36.3.69,.13)

    This bronze mirror was actually found in one of the other coffins in Hatnofer's tomb but probably belonged to Hatnofer. It was cast in two pieces: the mirror disk has a tang that fits into a hole in the handle and is held in place by a small bronze peg. The handle depicts a woman's face with cow's ears and a curled wig—the emblem of Hathor, the goddess of love and beauty.

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  • Razor and mirror, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, early co-reign of Thutmose III and Hatshepsut, ca. 1479–1473 B.C.
    Egyptian; From the tomb of Hatnofer and Ramose, western Thebes
    Bronze and wood; H. of mirror 6 3/4 in. (17 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1936 (36.3.69,.13)

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