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Mirror with Dioskouroi

3rd century B.C.

Bronze, incised decoration

23.5 × 11.8 × 1.2 cm (9 1/4 × 4 5/8 × 1/2 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1952.52.8
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Etruscan
Period: 
Hellenistic
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

On a tag in the box that came with the mirror when it was donated to Yale, the mirror is said to have been "found in a tomb in Civita Castellana in 1895."

Bibliography: 

Nancy Thomson de Grummond, “Etruscan Twins and Mirror Images: The Dioskouroi at the Door,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1991): 10–31, fig. 1–2.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 264, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.