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Creator Nationality: Italy, Etruscan, probably Praenestine, late 4th Century BC
Creator Name-CRT: Italy, Etruscan, probably Praenestine, late 4th Century BC
Title: Mirror with Engraved Scene
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -32
Creation End Date: -30
Creation Date: c. 325-300 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Metalwork
Materials and Techniques: bronze
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1920.170
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. John Huntington
Style or Period: Italy, Etruscan, probably Praenestine, late 4th Century BC
Context: This hand mirror, which originally had an ivory handle, reflected the viewer's image in its once highly polished surface. The back is engraved with a narrative scene, a type of mirror decoration probably invented by the Etruscans. The engraving shows an older man threatening a youth with his sword in the center flanked by two women. A Greek myth is certainly intended, but the identification is debatable.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1920.170
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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