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Lot 58A: A fantastic Egyptian bronze mirror, 18th Dynasty

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • A fantastic Egyptian bronze mirror, 18th Dynasty
  • A fantastic Egyptian bronze mirror, 18th Dynasty
  • A fantastic Egyptian bronze mirror, 18th Dynasty
  • A fantastic Egyptian bronze mirror, 18th Dynasty
  • A fantastic Egyptian bronze mirror, 18th Dynasty
  • A fantastic Egyptian bronze mirror, 18th Dynasty
  • A fantastic Egyptian bronze mirror, 18th Dynasty
  • A fantastic Egyptian bronze mirror, 18th Dynasty
   
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Description: A fantastic Egyptian bronze mirror, 18th Dynasty, c.1543-1292 BC, the handle in the form of youthful nude woman with her arms supporting the mirror itself, a lovely and typical form that bronze mirrors took in the 18th Dynasty. The young woman is likely to depict a servant girl of the owner, as female servants have often been depicted holding mirrors for their masters. It is also thought that the young woman depicted in this style of mirror may represent the goddess Hathor, who was tied to beauty and womanhood. Extremely well-detailed with a pleasing even chocolate brown patina. H: 11 2/3 in (29.7cm), Mirror W: 6 3/5 in (16.7cm). Ex Maine private estate.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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