Engraved bronze mirror, Persia, 1100 BC

Engraved bronze mirror, Persia, 1100 BC
Dating:1250 BC–1000 BC
Origin:Middle East, Ancient Iran
Physical:21.8cm. (8.5 in.) - 410 g. (14.5 oz.)

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  This rare engraved bronze mirror from Persia was once part of Lord Talbot’s collection. On a sumptuous background of variegated red patina, four ibexes leap across. Originally engraved in pre-Achemenid Persia (c. 1250), it appears to have been modified later with the addition of the central geometric motif (perhaps during the Persian Achemenid dynasty, 559-534 BC).

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