Italy, Etruscan, 1st half of 4th Century BC / Mirror with Engraved Scene / 400-350 BCItaly, Etruscan, 1st half of 4th Century BC
Mirror with Engraved Scene
400-350 BC

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Creator Nationality: Italy, Etruscan, 1st half of 4th Century BC
Creator Name-CRT: Italy, Etruscan, 1st half of 4th Century BC
Title: Mirror with Engraved Scene
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -40
Creation End Date: -35
Creation Date: 400-350 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Metalwork
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: Diameter: 14.4cm, Overall: 19.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1952.259
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Style or Period: Italy, Etruscan, 1st half of 4th Century BC
Context: This is the usual type of Etruscan hand mirror (as distinguished from the earlier Greek hanging mirrors). The tang at the bottom originally fit into an ivory handle. The engraved scene depicts a fallen Trojan warrior being carried off the battlefield by a winged god. The style of engraving of this scene gives us an idea of what Etruscan drawing and painting were like.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1952.259
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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