Mirror with Engraved Scene

Mirror with Engraved Scene

400-350 BC


Diameter: 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.); Overall: 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1952.259



This is the usual type of Etruscan hand mirror (as distinguished from the earlier Greek hanging mirrors). The tang at the bottom originally fit into an ivory handle. The engraved scene depicts a fallen Trojan warrior being carried off the battlefield by a winged god. The style of engraving of this scene gives us an idea of what Etruscan drawing and painting were like.

See also
GR - Etruscan
Greek and Roman Art
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