Silver mirror


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166

The mirror is inscribed on the back with its weight and the owner’s name, Iris. The front is slightly convex and would have been highly polished in order to provide a good reflection. Although it is said to have been found in Egypt, this example finds close parallels from sites in the Vesuvius area and may have been made in Campania.

Silver mirror, Silver, Roman

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