Personal Mirror card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Personal Mirror


Currently not on display


Handle of mirror. Hollow cylinder made of bone, open at both ends, with outer surface carved in low relief. Two nude, standing male figures, each looking to his righ: 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 grooves as if held in a fillet. No pigment preserved; the slight green discoloration is the result of proximity to bronze corrosion products.