Etruscan mirror. Italy, 5th Century B.C.E.

Since the ancients did not know how to make mirrors by placing quicksilver on the glass, mirrors must be made of bronze which was polished to give a fairly good reflection. The most interesting scenes on mirrors come from the Etruscans in North Central Italy. Here Castor, one of the Heavenly twins, meets two nymphs.

Courtesy Century of Progress Records, University of Illinois at Chicago Library via flickr.

Etruscan mirror. Italy, 5th Century B.C.E.

Since the ancients did not know how to make mirrors by placing quicksilver on the glass, mirrors must be made of bronze which was polished to give a fairly good reflection. The most interesting scenes on mirrors come from the Etruscans in North Central Italy. Here Castor, one of the Heavenly twins, meets two nymphs.

Courtesy Century of Progress Records, University of Illinois at Chicago Library via flickr.

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