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Mirror

Object Number:
MS5444
Current Location:
Etruscan Italy Gallery
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Perugia
Date Made:
499-400 BC
Early Date:
-499
Late Date:
-400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
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.
Length:
20cm
Width:
18.8cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Fairman Rogers
Other Number:
17788   -   Old Museum Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 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. 250
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[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: 299-302
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[Article] Bates, William N. 1911. The Purification of Orestes. AJA. 15 (4): 459-464. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 461-464, fig. 2
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