Mirror engraved with a giant - ROM2010_11707_11


Mirror engraved with a giant

Medium:Bronze cast and engraved
Geography: From Bomarzo near Viterbo, Italy
Date: c. 300-250 BC
Period: Etruscan
Object number: 919.26.17
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. H.D. Warren
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome - Bratty Exhibit of Etruria
DescriptionBronze mirrors with engraved decoration were first used in Etruria during the late 6th century BC. The incised decoration, frequently composed of figural scenes adapted from mythology, appears on the reverse side of the mirror disc. The reflecting side was a highly polished bronze surface. The discs were equipped with handles that were either bone attached to a tang or bronze cast in one piece with the disc.
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