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Object Number:MS5444
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Date Made: 499-400 BCE
Early Date: -499
Late Date: -400
Length: 20 cm
Width: 18.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Fairman Rogers, 1893
Other Number:17788 - Old Museum Number


Hand-mirror. Circular, the edges on the mirror side turned up slightly. Small metal handles: "This handle consists of two thin plates of bronze fastened by three rivets to a tang prjecting from the mirror proper." Palmette and lotus bud border. 4 figures on ground line of hatched triangles. Purification of Orestes. Figures named by inscriptions above each. Left to right: female figure, Vanth; standing male figure, Apollo; kneeling naked male figure, Orestes; standing female figure, Metua. Orestes clutches omphalos.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical World - Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 230-232, no. 250View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York.. Perugia. Electa/Editori Umbri Associati. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 299-302, fig. 7.3View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bates, William N. 1911. "The Purification of Orestes". American Journal of Archaeology. Boston. Archaeological Institute of America. Vol. 15. no. 4. pg. 459-464 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 461-464, fig. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.148, no.167View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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