The Portesham mirror by Unknown Artist

Composed of cast and hammered bronze parts with engraved and chased design on the mirror back.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
31 x 19 cm
Art Fund grant:
£18,750 ( Total: £75,000)
Acquired in:
1995
Vendor:
Robert Fraser and John Rule

Probably individually composed for the owner and suggests her high social status.

Provenance

Excavated at Portesham, Dorset, October 1994.

Venue details

Dorset County Museum High West Street, Dorchester Dorset DT1 1XA 01305 262 735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org/

Entry details

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