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Rome Early Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE Mirror
A bronze hand mirror of a circular form decorated with an openwork border comprised of circular perforations.
The round disk highly polished on one side and the other side decorated with concentric lines.
The mirror would have been meticulously polished to provide a strong reflection and would have served as a status symbol for a Roman woman, who likely enjoyed it for her daily toilette. The mirror is fitted to a bronze handle of an attractive Dove head at the end of the hand.
included custom stand.
Mirrors frequently appear in Classical art – usually depicted held by women, especially brides – and we believe that they were gifts given to young women about to enter into marriage. They were also frequently buried with women.
Roman mirrors may be found in esteemed museum collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (accession number 07.286.127). Etc..