Location: On Display in the Etruscan Italy Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Perugia

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

Object Number MS5444
Current Location Etruscan Italy Gallery - On Display
Culture Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Perugia
Date Made 499-400 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Bronze

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 20 cm
Width 18.8 cm
Credit Line Gift of Fairman Rogers, 1893
Other Number 17788 - Old Museum Number

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