Mirror with horse heads on handle

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Urartian or Lydian
Iron Age
799–600 B.C.

Object Place: Anatolia, Turkey


15.5 x 20 cm (6 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Cosmetic and medical

Bronze mirror or round standard with 41 evenly spaced studs around the circumference. The handle takes the form of a large socket for an iron handle, now missing. At the top, where it meets the disk, the handle is decorated with an pair of cast bronze horse heads with chased details.


1975, gift of Richard R. Wagner (b. 1907 - d. 2002), West Barnstable, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 12, 1975)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner