Hammered bronze mirror, Persia, c.1000 BC

Hammered bronze mirror, Persia, c.1000 BC
Dating:1100 BC–900 BC
Origin:Middle East, Persia
Physical:18.6cm. (7.3 in.) -

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  This hammered bronze mirror was made of very thin material (less than one millimeter), that was once polished to a high sheen. It is now cloaked in a green patina which almost completely obfuscates its previous function.

The rudimentary ornamentation is limited to the bottom of the trapezoidal handle, bordered with a double garland of embossed dots, and finished with a nine-toothed frieze.

Similar mirrors were found as far as the shores of the Caspian and the plains of Anatolia, but their origin appears to be Persian, circa 1000 BC.

Bibliography (for this item)

Anlen, Léon, and Roger Padiou
1989 Les miroirs de bronze anciens. Guy Tredaniel, Paris, France. (520, 522)

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