University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: MS5444
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Perugia
Date Made: 499-400 BC
Early Date: -499
Late Date: -400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Length: 20cm
Width: 18.8cm
Credit Line:Gift of Fairman Rogers, 1893
Other Number17788 - Old Museum Number

Description

Hand-mirror. Circular, the edges on the mirror side turned up slightly. Small metal handles: "This handle consists of two thin plates of bronze fastened by three rivets to a tang prjecting from the mirror proper." Palmette and lotus bud border. 4 figures on ground line of hatched triangles. Purification of Orestes. Figures named by inscriptions above each. Left to right: female figure, Vanth; standing male figure, Apollo; kneeling naked male figure, Orestes; standing female figure, Metua. Orestes clutches omphalos.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 230-232, no. 250View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: 299-302View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bates, William N. 1911. The Purification of Orestes. AJA. 15 (4): 459-464. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 461-464, fig. 2View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.148, no.167View Objects cited in this Publication

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