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A replica of an everyday object from ancient Egypt: a bronze mirror with an intricately carved handle. The replica is mould ed on an original antiquity from ancient Egypt, which currently resides in the Louvre Museum, Paris.
Egyptian art was also represented by modest objects of daily use. The craftsmanship 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.
The handle depicts 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. Everyday objects often contained sacred or religious references and the handle here is thought to represent the goddess Hathor - goddess of joy, motherhood, and love. She was the patron of all women, no matter their station in life.