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.
|3/17/1980||Examination||examined for technical study; x-ray|
- The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Madame E. Warneck Collection Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 1905, lot 264; Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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