Mirrors, anonymous, 1300 - 1600

Mirrors, anonymous, 1300 - 1600

bronze (metal), h 8cm × w 6.3cm × d 0.6cm More details

In making these mirrors the disk and the handle were cast separately. The bronze disc was polished to a high shine and the handle adorned with decorative details, such as openwork motifs or gilded reliefs. Bronze mirrors could also have a ritual function, whereby the image of the divinity was reflected in the polished surface and thus establishing a connection between the spiritual and the mundane worlds.

This work belongs to Spiegel (AK-RAK-1988-15)

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