Personal Mirror card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Personal Mirror

M10002

Currently not on display

Information

Handle of mirror. The hollow cylinder is made of bone and is open at both ends, with the outer surface carved in low relief. Two nude, standing male figures, each looking to the right: a winged figure of Turms (Hermes) wearing a petasos, holding a schematic caduceus, and a youth who holds a sword or club. They have short hair witha few loose curls in front or and behind the ears; the youth's hair is in grooves as if held in a fillet. No pigment is preserved; the slight green discoloration is the result of proximity to bronze corrosion products.