Ancient Roman Bronze Mirror

Description
Ancient Roman Bronze Mirror
Circa 1st - 2nd Century AD

A Roman bronze mirror with large circular body and wide, flattened handle.

Mirrors such as these were usually lined on the surface with tin, which allowed them to be polished to give a better reflective side. A small amount of tin still remains but the majority of the mirror displays the oxidised bronze base beneath.

Measurements: 21.5cm length, 14.4cm width.

Provenance: Ex private collection, SM, London, acquired 1970-2000s

Lot details
Culture
Ancient Roman
Material
Bronze
Object
Mirror
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1st - 2nd Century AD
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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