Fine Roman Burial Mirror, 1st-3rd Century AD


Lead, over 2 3/4" total length with concentric circle decoration. Circular top with recessed for lens. Excellent with a little damage. Lead was a favorite material in ancient Rome. Famously, its use for vessels and water pipes led to widespread lead poisoning. Part of the burial goods for a woman of position. Buried along with grooming items, scents, and other toiletries for use in the afterlife.

Item ID: A7351

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Fine Roman Burial Mirror, 1st-3rd Century AD

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