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Silver mirror

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 1/16 x 4 3/4in. (20.4 x 12.1cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.127
Not on view
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.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. p. 288, New York: Gilliss Press.

Oliver, Andrew Jr. and Kurt Luckner. 1977. Silver for the Gods: 800 Years of Greek and Roman Silver. no. 92, p. 139, Toledo, Ohio: Jutta-Annette Page.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1984. "A Greek and Roman Treasury." Bulletin of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 42(1): no. 129, p. 69.

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