RARE MIRROR BOX. The lid is decorated with a wall depicting a young satyr naked face to the goddess Athena seated, draped, holding his shield (probable Athena and Marsyas representation). The interior has a radiant decoration on silver background. Handle removable suspension. Bronze and silver. Gaps. Greek Art, fourth century BC.
Valve of a Mirror Case Date: 1180–1200 Culture: British Medium: Bronze gilt Dimensions: Overall: 3/8 x 4 3/8 in. (0.9 x 11.1 cm) The only known surviving element from a Romanesque mirror case, this valve was originally slotted and joined by a clasp to a matching one. Mirrors of polished silver were fitted into the inner facings. foliate lugs and attached rings are modern additions.
Bronze mirror, made in Iran in the 13th century. The inscription reads: “Glory, longevity, power, splendor, honor, praise, beatitude, eminence, sovereignty, increase, might, grace - given to the owner forever”.
The reverse side of a Celtic bronze mirror from Desborough, Northants, England, showing the development of the spiral and trumpet decorative theme of the Early Celtic La Tène style in Britain. Date: 50 BC - AD 50. 36 cm diameter. Romano-Celtic mirror.