On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453

The back of this small mirror is decorated with an allover pattern of six-petal rosettes with a small knob in the center, a feature thought to have been copied from Chinese mirrors. Mirrors made of bronze, which could be polished into a highly reflective surface, were common throughout the medieval world, until they were replaced with silver-coated glass examples.

Mirror, Bronze; cast

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