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Mirror of Sat-Hathor-Yunet
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This masterpiece of art and technology is the actual mirror of Princess Sat-Hathor-Yunet. She was one of the daughters of Senusert the Second.

The silver disk of the mirror is attached to the obsidian handle through a small tongue. The handle is in the shape of an open papyrus topped by the head of Hathor, made out of gold with eyes of lapis lazuli.

Through the depiction of the goddess Hathor, the mirror imparted beauty and joy to its owner.

Dimensions:  Height 28 cm  Width 15 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Hammering
  Inlaid

Style:

Middle Kingdom

Materials:

Gold
  Silver
  Electrum
  Obsidian
  Faience
Type Type

Type:

Mirror and Mirror Case
Map Map

Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

El-Lahun
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

12th Dynasty

Acquired: 

1914 AD
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