TLV Mirror

TLV Mirror

early 1st Century - early 3rd Century


Diameter: 14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.); Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.); Rim: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.296



The mirror was cast in a ceramic mold. The center knob and nipples were polished with a bow drill, the raised flat areas of decoration were polished and a chisel was used to smooth the square channel. The mirror was broken into five pieces that are now joined with lead tin solder. Dirt was applied to hide the joins.

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