The Mirror of Erised is a powerful magical object. The last mention is in the final Harry Potter book and (I believe) the last time we actually see the Mirror is in the first book when Dumbledore tells Harry that he'll be moving it.

Is anything known of its ultimate fate?

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It was put back into the Room of Requirement (where Dumbledore originally found it), and then destroyed by fiendfyre in book 7.

Albus Dumbledore, who brings it out of hiding, puts it back where he found it when it has achieved his purpose in Philosopher’s Stone. We must conclude, therefore, that the mirror was destroyed, along with all the other contents of the Room of Requirement, during the Battle of Hogwarts.

Pottermore: Mirror of Erised (behind paywall)

  • Interesting. Does it specify whether or not he found it in the Room of Hidden Things? Or just another Room of Requirement? Because Deathly Hallows seemed pretty sure that he didn't know about the former. Commented Jul 13, 2017 at 23:20
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    @TheDarkLord - It heavily implies that it was The Room of Hidden Things, seeing as I don't know of a different one that got destroyed in the Battle of Hogwarts. It doesn't mention it by name though.
    – ibid
    Commented Jul 13, 2017 at 23:22
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    So when Harry says that Flitwick and Dumbledore were too smart too ever stumble across the Room of Hidden Things he was wrong... Although I've also always taken his comment in Goblet of Fire about chamberpots as a sign that he didn't know about the RoR at all. Commented Jul 13, 2017 at 23:25
  • The paragraph in question is absent from the current Pottermore article.
    – Alex
    Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 15:27
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    @Alex - Which is why I specified in my citation that it's behind a paywall. If you want to see it you'll need to either pay the money or pirate.
    – ibid
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 13:17

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