Mirror

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Object Name: 
Mirror
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.1.88
Dimensions: 
(a) D: 9.5 cm, Th: .05 cm; (b) D: 9.4 cm, Th: .1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
200-399
Primary Description: 
(a) Convex surface silver over brown, with green corrosion products; concave surface light to dark gray, with some green corrosion products; cast or beaten, silvered. Circular metal plate, with slightly curved surface. Outer (convex) surface silvered; inner (concave) surface plain. (b) colorless; blown, with ground and polished edge, and gilded, with scratched details. Disk, with gilded and painted decoration on one surface: at center, Cupid standing, with head in profile facing left (surviving parts consist of head, left shoulder, and one wing); to left, two parallel lines, almost vertical but inclined slightly to left; above and behind Cupid's head, areas of dark reddish purple (now almost black); small parts of other gilded motifs survive, but defy identification.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Ancient Art in American Private Collections
Venue(s)
Fogg Art Museum 1954
 
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954