An Egyptian mirror with bone handle New Kingdom, circa 1550-1070 B.C. The bronze disc inserted into a bone handle in the form of a papyrus column, possibly not belonging, the capital with incised foliate detail, 8in (20.5cm) high, mounted
Provenance: American private collection in Europe since the 1960s.
Literature: For a similar-shaped wooden handle, cf. W.M.F Petrie, Objects of Daily Use, Egypt, 1927, pl. XXVI, no. 12; and for the mirror shape, pl. XXV, fig. 9-10.