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Silver mirror

The mirror is inscribed on the back with its weight and the owner’s name, Iris. The front is slightly convex and would have been highly polished in order to provide a good reflection. Although it is said to hav... more

Bronze mirror handle (?) with Aphrodite

Mirror support with Aphrodite. Imperial

Mirror

Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Mirror

Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Terracotta mirror stand

Pair of Erotes supporting mirror. Imperial

Mirror with Supernatural Beings and Animals

Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Mirror

Eastern Han (25–220)–Six Dynasties (220–589)

Mirror

Eastern Han (25–220)–Six Dynasties (220–589)

Mirror

Eastern Han (25–220)–Six Dynasties (220–589)

Mirror handle

Iran Sasanian

Mirror

Eastern Han (25–220)–Six Dynasties (220–589)

Mirror with a handle terminating in griffins

Central Asia or Iran Parthian–early Sasanian

Mirror

Eastern Han (25–220)–Six Dynasties (220–589)

Mirror

By the Han dynasty, mirrors had become an important component of grave goods. Their reflective surface was believed to bring life and light into the darkness of the tomb. Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Mirror

Kofun period (ca. 300–710)

Silver mirror

The type of mirror with a horizontal handle originated in the Roman world during the first century B.C. It was subsequently adopted in various cultures of Asia and finally died out in the ninth to tenth centur... more

Mirror with Jingle Bells

Kofun period (ca. 300–710)

Mirror Handle with a Woman Playing the Lute

This figurine belongs to a group of objects depicting ladies at leisure; here, the woman plays a stringed instrument. They likely served as mirror handles: each has a hole drilled from the top to receive the mi... more