Etruscan Bronze Mirror

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 25.8 cm high
Price: 7 800 Euro
Ref: 4060
Provenance: German private collection L.v.L., Rheinland-Pfalz. Acquired in the 1960s to the 1980s.
Condition: Except for some traces of corrosion intact and of excellent quality.
Description: Impressive Etruscan bronze mirror with an engraved scenery on the back. Framed by laurel leaves are three female figures with sleeveless gowns. The left figure wears a knee-length tunica facing to the right, and it seems she presents something with her left hand to the person in the centre. The female figure in the centre wears a floor-length chiton, placing her right hand on the shoulder of the left person and looking at her gently. The right figure, also in a floor-length chiton, observing the scene slightly from the background. Behind the three women are columns and parts of a wall as well as flowers. On the handle of the mirror, finishing with a wolf’s head, more incised decoration. Beautiful red-brown Patina.