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Roman mirror made of silver

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A Roman mirror made of silver
Roman mirror made of silver

Roman mirror made of silver, standing on a bronze base. Dated to 2nd century BCE – 2nd century CE.

Mirrors to Rome “came” from Egypt. The base shows a young man standing on a turtle. In the ancient world, the turtle was identified with Aphrodite, the goddess of fertility. This type of mirror was used during washing and applying cosmetics.


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