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Mirror


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description In ancient times, mirrors were made of bronze containing a relatively large amount of tin. This produced a bronze which could be polished to a highly reflective surface. Over time this surface has corroded, meaning the metals have converted to a mineral form, resulting in a mottled dark green patina. This type of patina forms over long periods of time during burial.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
3/17/1980Examinationexamined for technical study; x-ray
7/20/1992Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
4th-3rd century BC
Medium
engraved bronze (lost-wax cast)
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.92
Measurements
H: 11 15/16 x W: 6 3/16 in. (30.4 x 15.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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